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On Virginia’s loyalty oath, who got it right?

The First Amendment protects our political rights. In the past few years, former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli (R) and state Sen. J. Chapman “Chap” Petersen (D-Fairfax)  have had occasion to address these rights, in particular the right of association in connection to the GOP presidential primary. In 2012, Virginia Republicans became a national punchline when only […]

Virginia Argues Centuries Of Racism Are ‘Not Relevant’ To Current Voter ID Law

"Virginia’s history as a former Confederate state is simply not relevant," attorneys for the state said. The post Virginia Argues Centuries Of Racism Are ‘Not Relevant’ To Current Voter ID Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Prosecutors to Virginia heroin dealers: If one of your customers dies, you’re on the hook for it

The U.S. attorney and the Virginia attorney general say they’re teaming up to make sure heroin dealers face tough punishments.

Right-to-work measure headed for Virginia ballot

Debate on the measure highlighted the GOP’s distrust of Attorney General Mark Herring.

Virginia Tech student arrested in stabbing death of 13-year-old: ‘The truth will set me free'

A 13-year-old girl allegedly kidnapped by a Virginia Tech student was stabbed to death, Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt told the girl's family on Tuesday. The engineering student, David Eisenhauer, was taken into...Show More Summary

Virginia Restores Concealed Carry Gun Permit Reciprocity With 25 States

The state of Virginia will reinstate conceal carry handgun permit reciprocity with 25 other states that was due to end in just a few days. In late December, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, unilaterally decided that the state would no longer recognized out-of-state gun permits as of February 1. Show More Summary

Virginia reinstalls ‘reciprocity agreements’ for out-of-state concealed weapons permits

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Virginia lawmakers reached a bipartisan deal on Friday that would rescind the attorney general’s decision to stop honoring permits for concealed weapons issued by 25 states in exchange for concessions from Republican supporters of gun ownership rights. The move last month to undo reciprocity...

A bold step in gun control in Virginia - backward

The governor walks back the attorney general's plan to end some concealed-carry reciprocity agreements.

Virginia Reverses Concealed Carry Reciprocity Policy

Wow, a stunning development after the Virginia attorney general said he wouldn’t honor other states’ concealed carry permits in Virginia. In an unexpected turn, the Democratic governor of Virginia struck a deal with Republicans to continue recognizing gun carry permits from 25 states despite the state attorney general’s decision late last year to do away with the […]

The gun grabbers thought they won in Virginia. Guess what happened next.

Last month, the administration of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-Friend of Bill) took an extremist step that the gun grabbers loved. To the delight the New York Values at the Daily News, McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring unilaterally announced an end to gun permit reciprocity with 25 states. Show More Summary

Victory: Gov. McAuliffe To Restore Reciprocity Agreements For Concealed Carry Holders

Last December, Katie wrote about the horrible news that Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring was planning on gutting concealed carry reciprocity...

Chris Hayes Swats Ken Cuccinelli For Lying About Planned Parenthood

Chris Hayes dropped a question on former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli that needs to be asked of Carly Fiorina. Essentially, he asked if the grand jury's decision in Texas to clear Planned Parenthood and indict David Daleiden...Show More Summary

Conservation Easement Tax Deductions And Valuation Abuse

VideoProfessor Nancy McLaughlin is something of an idealistic attorney, which really is not an oxymoron. She told me that she practiced law early in her career in Virginia and dealt a bit with conservation easements. She noticed a lot of problems and hoped that by writing about them she [...]

6.3 Million Gun Owners Could Lose Their Licenses in Virginia

Voters are fickle and often don't pay much attention to races besides the top ones, like president and governor. That must be why Virginians narrowly elected Mark Herring state attorney general two years ago.

UVA Dean's Attorneys: Jackie Is a 'Serial Liar' Who 'Fabricated' Rolling Stone Rape Story

A year and a half ago, the Rolling Stone published a now-retracted article telling the story of a woman called Jackie’s gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, and the gross misconduct of administrators that followed. One of those administrators, associate dean Nicole Eramo, has since filed a defamation suit against the magazine. Read more...

Virginia for the Win: Trump is tyring to have it both ways in the Old Dominion

Virginia for the Win is a series examining Virginia’s crucial role in the 2016 presidential race and national politics. Donald Trump supporter and attorney Chuck Smith has filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court accusing the Republican Party of Virginia of being anti-black and anti-Hispanic. Trump, a Republican candidate for president, says he is […]

Morning Digest: Now West Virginia Democrats get three gubernatorial candidates to choose from

Leading Off: ? WV-Gov: On Wednesday, ex-U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that he would run for governor. Goodwin will face coal billionaire Jim Justice and state Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler in the Democratic primary, while state Senate President Bill Cole has no major opposition on the GOP side. Show More Summary

Virginia Governor May Lose Security Detail After Stripping Citizens of Concealed Carry Rights

In case you missed it two weeks ago, liberal Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, at the direction of anti-gun zealot Governor Terry McAuliffe,...

Virginia AG Makes a Gun Control Move, Legislators Give the Gov a Taste of His Own Medicine

Message to gun-grabber politicians: Americans don’t take kindly to people trying to steal our guns. What will Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark Herring, do now that he’s receiving so much backlash

GOP lawmaker in Virginia threatens to take security detail away from Gov. McAuliffe over gun measure

Last week, Virginia's Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring announced that the state would stop recognizing out-of-state concealed carry weapons permits beginning in February 2016. That so enraged Republican state Sen. Bill Carrico that he's vowed to cut Democratic Gov. Show More Summary

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