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’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.
The U.S. attorney and the Virginia attorney general say they’re teaming up to make sure heroin dealers face tough punishments.
Debate on the measure highlighted the GOP’s distrust of Attorney General Mark Herring.
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
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 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...
The governor walks back the attorney general's plan to end some concealed-carry reciprocity agreements.
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 […]
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
Last December, Katie wrote about the horrible news that Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring was planning on gutting concealed carry reciprocity...
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
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 [...]
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.
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 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 […]
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
In case you missed it two weeks ago, liberal Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, at the direction of anti-gun zealot Governor Terry McAuliffe,...
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
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