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No Need to Block Bathroom Access for Transgender Student, Attorneys Tell Supreme Court

A transgender student in Virginia sued the local school board, arguing that its policy of mandating that students use bathrooms consistent with their “biological sex” rather than their gender identity was unconstitutional. The post No Need to Block Bathroom Access for Transgender Student, Attorneys Tell Supreme Court appeared first on Rewire.

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On why Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is unlikely to move up to higher office soon, despite possible vacancies: “experts say keeping the powerful role of Attorney General in Democratic hands is key to the party’s agenda.” Remember...Show More Summary

BREAKING: Republican Delegates Make POWER MOVE Overnight To Ruin Trump – Already Spelling Trouble…

I’m not a Constitutional attorney, but this could definitely spell trouble for Trump. One of Virginia’s delegates to the Republican National Convention has filed a federal lawsuit in an effort

Virginia School Board Asks Supreme Court to Step In on Trans Rights

Attorneys representing a Virginia school board want the Supreme Court to block the Obama administration's efforts at protecting transgender students. The post Virginia School Board Asks Supreme Court to Step In on Trans Rights appeared first on Rewire.

Ken Cuccinelli Confirmed for RedState Gathering

Another RedState hero has confirmed for the 2016 RedState Gathering in Denver August 12-14th. Most of you know Ken as the former Attorney General and candidate for Governor of Virginia. Ken is a true conservative leader and is now the President of the Senate Conservatives Fund. Show More Summary

“D.C. lobbyist drops first Trump general election fundraiser after ‘bullying’ from Trump attorney

Interesting press release: Burkman says he invited Trump to the fundraiser that was set for June 1 at his Arlington, Virginia home. He invited fellow lobbyists and government contractors. The shindig, which received widespread national coverage and interest from news … Continue reading ?

Herring defends McAuliffe’s voting rights order in face of GOP lawsuit

The Virginia attorney general also rejected Republicans’ request to accelerate the case

Virginia Democrats to appeal voter ID case”

Daily Press: The Democrats behind a lawsuit challenging Virginia’s voter ID law will appeal last week’s loss in district court to the U.S. Court of Appeals, the lead attorney said Thursday. The group filed its notice of appeal Wednesday, and … Continue reading ?

Virginia Democrats to appeal decision to uphold voter ID law

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrats in Virginia will appeal a court decision to uphold the state’s voter ID law. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1WptNRN) reports that the group filed a notice of appeal Wednesday. Attorney Marc Elias says the group will ask for an expedited review by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. State Democrats had […]

Virginia governor: Feds have found no wrongdoing”

AP: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday that federal investigators looking at donations to his 2013 campaign have told his attorney there’s no indication he did anything wrong. The governor said on a WTOP radio program that his attorney reached … Continue reading ?

GOP attorneys general look for ways to evade Obama administration's new transgender bathroom policy

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Republican attorneys general from Texas, Oklahoma, and West Virginia sent a letter to Obama administration officials Tuesday seeking clarification on just what exactly they have to do in order to comply with the administration’s guidance on allowing transgender students to use the proper bathrooms. Show More Summary

Former Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey and fiancee Myrna Warren make it official

Getting hitched: former Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey and his fiancee, Myrna Warren, at his farm outside Richmond on the James River on June 11. The couple’s path to the altar has hardly been scattered with rose petals. The attorney and onetime lawmaker, 58, was convicted in 2014 of a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of […]

Coal King Don Blankenship Makes Last-Minute Bid to Put Off Prison

Attorneys for Don Blankenship mounted a last-minute effort to keep the disgraced West Virginia coal boss out of prison, just two days before he was scheduled to report for his first day behind bars. Blankenship’s lawyers filed an emergency...Show More Summary

As North Carolina Doubles Down on Discrimination, Virginia AG Moves Commonwealth Closer to Equality

In an advisory opinion issued yesterday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring affirmed that the commonwealth’s existing non-discrimination protections on the basis of sex are correctly interpreted to include discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity. Show More Summary

Virginia attorney general issues opinion on gay, transgender rights

Mark Herring (D) said courts “would likely” rule LGBT discrimination illegal under state law.

Far-right favorite Ken Cuccinelli won't run for governor of Virginia, but Trump's state chair will

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Over the weekend, ex-Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced that he would not run for governor next year. Cuccinelli’s decision undoubtedly comes as a big relief to GOP strategists. Cuccinelli was Team Red’s 2013 nominee,...Show More Summary

Sister: No charges against police in Virginia stun gun case

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia prosecutor has decided not to bring charges against officers who used stun guns repeatedly on a black man before his 2013 death, the man's sister and her attorney said Monday.

Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder Awaits His Exoneration, 52 Years Later

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Brooklyn district attorney’s Conviction Review Unit uncovered a tale of legal malfeasance in the 1964 prosecution of Paul Gatling, 81, who now lives in Virginia.

Ken Cuccinelli will not run for Virginia governor in 2017, he says

The move by the former state attorney general helps Ed Gillespie and others preparing campaigns.

Virginia legislature approves plan to buy execution drugs from secret pharmacies

The vote for the governor’s proposal came one day after the attorney general’s approval.

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