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Lawmakers, Cuccinelli push to end utility rate freeze

Virginia lawmakers from both parties and former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are calling on the governor to undo a 2015 law critics say has locked in excessive profits for the … Click to Continue »

Gavel Drop: Muslim Ban Takes a Hit in Virginia, But Texas Leaps to Defend It

Despite the fact that the Trump administration has yet to score a legal victory in defending its Muslim ban, attorneys from the state of Texas want in on the case. The post Gavel Drop: Muslim Ban Takes a Hit in Virginia, But Texas Leaps to Defend It appeared first on Rewire.

Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt as EPA Chief Over Democratic Opposition

The Senate confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday. Two Democrats, West Virginia’s Joe Manchin and North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp, crossed party lines to approve Pruitt, while Republican Susan Collins of Maine voted against him. Show More Summary

Why we probably haven’t seen the last of the Virginia GOP’s attempt to ban abortion after 20 weeks

In January, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring issued a formal opinion declaring Virginia’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act — a bill that generally bans abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation — unconstitutional. His opinion...Show More Summary

CV LOOP: Senate confirms Sessions to be attorney general

ATTORNEY GENERAL // West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin was the only Senator to cross party lines in voting to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General of the United States. The vote was 52-47 because Sessions voted present rather than cast a ballot for himself. http://cvote.it/2kohWU8  CABINET // The Senate advances the nomination of pro-life Rep. Tom Price, [...]

Jeff Sessions, Deemed Too Racist For Judgeship In '86, Confirmed To Run Trump's Justice Department

Last night the Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's nomination for Attorney General in a near-party-line vote of 52 to 47, with Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia joining Republicans to approve Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions,Show More Summary

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III confirmed as attorney general

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

The vote went 52-47 with Joe Manchin of West Virginia the lone Dem to vote for Sessions.

Senate Confirms Pro-Life Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, First Pro-Life AG in Eight Years

The Senate voted today to confirm pro-life Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions. The Senate approved the nomination 52-47 on a virtual party-line vote with Republicans and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin voting to confirm and every other Democrat voting no. Show More Summary

Senate confirms attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions

The U.S. Senate has voted 52-47 to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next U.S. attorney general. The vote was largely along party lines with only one Democrat — Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia — voting yes. Both Independents, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen. Show More Summary

Judge hears challenge to Trump's travel ban

A judge will hear arguments on a lawsuit challenging aspects of President Donald Trump's travel ban. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, is seeking to join the lawsuit and … Click to Continue »

Morrisey leads AGs supporting Gorsuch

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office says he's leading Republican attorneys general from 20 states in support of President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. … Click to Continue »

Tax Division To The Rescue -- If Trump Wants To Be Rescued

After Trump fired Sally Yates, he replaced her with Dana Boente, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Independently, he has nominated Rod Rosenstein, U.S. attorney for Maryland, to be the next deputy attorney general under Sessions.

Virginia seeking information on actions at Dulles

Virginia's Attorney General has filed a motion in federal court seeking details on what happened at Dulles International Airport when President Donald Trump's ban on citizens from seven countries went … Click to Continue »

Va. attorney general announces lawsuit against Trump's travel ban

At a news conference on Jan. 31, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) announced he filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging President Trump's travel ban.

Dana Boente: Who Is the New Acting Attorney General?

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Boente, who was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2015 to be the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, has been praised by members of both parties during his career.

“We Can’t Discuss That”

DULLES, Virginia—Mirriam Seddiq sat in the cheerfully resilient bedlam just outside the final customs checkpoint at Dulles airport on Monday, waiting to assist a client she’d never met. An attorney offering to represent anyone targeted...Show More Summary

Trump regime still defying court order in Virginia, congressional Democrats demand DHS answers

Customs and Border Patrol officials at Dulles International Airport continue to disregard a judge's order and refuse to allow both attorneys and members of Congress access to the people they've detained there under Trump's Muslim ban order. It was a court order from a federal judge, which meant it was enforceable by federal law enforcement. Show More Summary

Sleazy Legal Tactics Used to Go After Former Utah Attorney General

With all the attention brought recently to the politically motivated prosecutions of the DOJ, culminating in the high-profile Supreme Court exoneration of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, you would think

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