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State Lawmakers Order Attorney General to Uphold Virginia’s Gay Marriage Ban

“It is time to discard these discriminatory bans and to recognize the humanity of gay and lesbian Americans," Herring has argued.

The Fur, Feathers, and Scales of Justice: Scoring the Highs and Lows of Attorneys General on Animal Protection

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched an Animal Protection Initiative to fight animal cruelty. Photo: John Minchillo/AP Images for The HSUS Last week, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring burnished his pro-animal record when he established an Animal Law unit in an attorney general’s office. Show More Summary

Alleged Theft and Killing of Dog by PETA Employees Moves Virginia Attorney General to Create New Legal Unit

Virginia's Attorney General has announced a new animal law unit in response to the refusal to prosecute PETA for some of its workers allegedly stealing and killing a little girl's dog. Two pet thefts in Accomack County, Virginia, have received national attention recently. Show More Summary

Flunking Democracy 101 in Virginia

Former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli and a posse of supposed conservative constitutional scholars are hawking legal hokum about the U.S. Constitution.They want Virginia to join other states in exercising the commonwealth’s...Show More Summary

Guest Post by Prof. Tu and Dr. Gaudry – Our Call to the PTO: Release SAWS Data

Guest Post by Prof. Shine Tu and Dr. Kate Gaudry.  Professor Tu is an Associate Professor of Law at the West Virginia College of Law.  Dr. Gaudry is an associate attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend. The Sensitive Application Warning System, or SAWS, program is a secretive program operated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that […]

The Fur, Feathers, and Scales of Justice: Scoring the Highs and Lows of Attorneys General on Animal Protection

Last week, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring burnished his pro-animal record when he established an Animal Law unit in an attorney general’s office. The unit will serve as a resource for local law enforcement and state agenciesShow More Summary

No Asylum: Immigrants Locked Up in U.S. after Fleeing Violence

last monthNews : Reason

  Originally posted Feb. 22, 2015. "When people knock on your door, and they are fleeing abuse, the United States is obligated morally and legally to let them in," says Virginia Raymond, an immigration attorney fighting for the right of a single mother and her three daughters to seek asylum in he U.S. Show More Summary

Return To Sender: Prince Andrew Refused Certified Letter From ‘Sex Slave’ Attorneys Asking For ‘Under Oath’ Statement On ‘Sex Slave’ Virginia Roberts’ Claims

Prince Andrew has yet to comment personally on increasingly public allegations that he had sex with a minor, Virginia Roberts. But in shocking new legal documents obtained by… READ ON

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship Indicted Over 2010 Mine Disaster

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has been indicted on conspiracy and fraud charges for his role in the 2010 explosion at Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia that killed 29 workers. According to a statement by US Attorney Booth...Show More Summary

Jesse Matthew, suspect in Hannah Graham case, needs psychiatric evaluation: lawyer

An attorney for the man accused of kidnapping University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is asking that his client undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Your second-most important state official is up for re-election, too: An attorney general roundup

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

America's most famous former state attorney general, with Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring As Election Day looms, both parties are spending plenty of money and energy on races around the country. While attorneys general are usually overshadowed by elections for governor and for U.S House and Senate, both sides recognize their importance. Show More Summary

U.S. government recognizes same-sex marriage in 6 more states

Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Saturday that the federal government will recognize gay marriage in: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming, The Associated Press reports. Same-sex couples livingShow More Summary

U.S. government recognizes same-sex marriage in six more states

Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Saturday that the federal government will recognize gay marriage in: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming, The Associated Press reports. Same-sex couples livingShow More Summary

Same-sex marriage now recognized in six additional states

Nicole Pries, foreground, and Lindsey Oliver embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to be married in Richmond, Virginia on Oct. 6, 2014. On Saturday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the federal government’s recognition of same-sex married couples in six additional states. Show More Summary

Eric Holder Announces Federal Government Will Recognize Gay Marriages in Six More States: VIDEO

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the federal government will recognize same-sex married couples in six additional states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Last week, Holder made a similar announcement regarding federal recognition of...

PHOTOS: Marriage Equality Comes to West Virginia and Nevada

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

(photo via twitter) With West Virginia Attorney General announcing he would no longer be defending the state's gay marriage ban in court and Justice Anthony Kennedy clearing the mix-up that inadvertently put a hold on marriages in Nevada, two more...

West Virginia to stop challenging same-sex marriage

5 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

West Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he will seek to end all litigation surrounding the state's ban on same-sex marriage, effectively clearing a path for gay and lesbian couples to get married there.

BREAKING: West Virginia AG Drops Defense Of Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Gov Orders State Agencies To Comply

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced that he will no longer defend his state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Gov. Earl Ray has ordered the issuing of marriage licenses. Morrisey’s office indicates...Show More Summary

West Virginia Will No Longer Fight Challenge to State's Gay Marriage Ban

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In a statement issued today, West Virgina's Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced he would no longer be defending the state's ban on gay marriage in court, writing: On Oct. 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided it would not take...

States don't have right to enact marriage equality, says man whose state now has marriage equality (hooray!)

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Matt Barber's home state of Virginia elected a pro-equality governor and attorney general, and now, thanks to a series of court actions, has marriage equality in place. But it's all fake, insists Matt. Right Wing Watch nabbed the clip: [RWW]...

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