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Next for former Va. governor: sentencing, appeal

last weekNews : The Newsroom

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys aren't through fighting over the fate of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Convicted On 11 Counts Of Corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted on Thursday of multiple counts of corruption, fraud, and bribery charges, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. A federal jury in Richmond returned the verdict Thursday after a five-week trial and deliberating for three days. Show More Summary

Homophobic Attorney Warns Entire Firm About “Gay Plague Of AIDS”

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

A Virginia attorney has landed himself in hot water this week after using the “reply all” feature in an internal company email as a soapbox to spout disgusting anti-gay rhetoric at his colleagues. Daily Business Review reports that “strict and severe” action has been taken against Walter Kubitz, a senior attorney at Becker & Poliakoff, […]

VIRGINIA: AG Mark Herring Ask SCOTUS To Continue Stay On Same-Sex Marriages

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Washington Post: Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) told the Supreme Court on Monday that it should put on hold a lower court’s order that same-sex couples in the state be allowed to marry, beginning this week. Herring said that he agrees with the panel of the U.S. Show More Summary

A. Barton Hinkle on Cellphone Tracking

4 weeks agoNews : Reason

Back in December, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced a boatload of grants to local law-enforcement agencies, made possible by a multimillion-dollar Medicaid fraud settlement with Abbott Labs. Chesterfield received more...Show More Summary

VIRGINIA: Chief Justice John Roberts Sets Monday 5PM Deadline For Stay Response

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who has jurisdiction over the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, today set a deadline of Monday 5PM for attorneys for the Virginia plaintiffs to respond to yesterday's stay demand by the Alliance Defending Freedom. Should Roberts reject the stay demand, same-sex marriages would commence on Thursday at 8AM. (Tipped by JMG reader ArchiLaw)

Federal Courts Prep for Marriage Mega-Ruling

By Matt Baume Get ready for six upcoming rulings in marriage cases, following an intense multi-case hearing in federal court. AFER’s attorneys have asked for an immediate start to weddings in Virginia, rather than wait for an appeal....Show More Summary

Virginia Attorney General Appeals Gay Marriage Case to the U.S. Supreme Court

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

As anticipated, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in Bostic v. Rainey, the case challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage led by Prop 8 attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies. Buzzfeed's...

VIRGINIA: AG Asks SCOTUS To Review Fourth Circuit Court's Marriage Ruling

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

As he announced he would earlier this today, this afternoon Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring formally filed his request that the US Supreme Court review the overturn of his state's same-sex marriage ban by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Show More Summary

West Virginia Wants $2 Million From Company That Caused Historic Chemical Spill

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Freedom Industries owes money to a number of state agencies for the trouble they went through following the massive coal-related chemical spill. The post West Virginia Wants $2 Million From Company That Caused Historic Chemical Spill appeared first on ThinkProgress.

AG undercuts Virginia voter ID law

WHO KNOWS?: Attorney General Mark Herring says it is not possible for election officers to validate every form of identification. By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va.— Arguing that it’s impossible for election officials to validate every form of identification, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring moved to gut the state’s voter ID law...

Virginia to Appeal Gay Marriage Ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Following Utah's announcement that it would appeal a ruling striking down its same-sex marriage ban to the U.S. Supreme Court, Virginia announced today that it would do the same this Friday. Said Attorney General Mark Herring: "Throughout this case, I...

Violation of Public Trust: Corrupt Officials Jailed for Abusing Justice System

last monthNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

In the run-up to the 2012 primary elections in Mingo County, West Virginia, a group of officials adopted a campaign slogan to promote their political slate: Team Mingo. But the judge, sheriff, and county prosecuting attorney who were...Show More Summary

Coal Company, West Virginia Attorney General Blame Lifesaving EPA Rules For Layoffs

Alpha Natural Resources, one of the leaders in the practice of mountain removal mining, has made it clear that they aren’t happy with the new EPA rules that will require a 30% reduction in power plant emissions by the year 2030.  InShow More Summary

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell Defense Blames Wife For Gifts, Suggests Affair With CEO

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s defense attorneys released a series of personal notes and emails between former First Lady Maureen McDonnell and Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams Friday, in an effort to show the two shared a close relationship. In fact, he suggested they were having an affair, or at least he implied it. The [...]

Virginia ex-governor's corruption trial jury sees racy email

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - The federal jury hearing the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell on Friday saw a racy email his wife sent to a businessman, a communication defense attorneys said was proof that the two were having an affair. Show More Summary

THIS IS INTERESTING: West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Files Lawsuit Challenging Pres…

THIS IS INTERESTING: West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Files Lawsuit Challenging President Obama’s Refusal to Faithfully Execute the Law. “The lawsuit alleges the President and his Administration have repeatedly demonstrated that they will change or ignore certain laws or statutes in order to promote or protect their political agenda. Show More Summary

South Carolina's Marriage Ban Won't Go Down Without a Fight

The Republican attorney general said his office sees no reason to change its strategy after a federal court with jurisdiction over South Carolina struck down a similar ban on same-sex marriage in Virginia. read more

Trial reveals Bob McDonnell's wife had 'crush' on CEO

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife were barely on speaking terms when they accepted $165,000 in gifts and loans from a vitamin company executive, defense attorneys said on Tuesday at the start of the pair's corruption trial. Show More Summary

Trial reveals ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife had 'crush' on CEO

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife were barely on speaking terms when they accepted $165,000 in gifts and loans from a vitamin company executive, defense attorneys said on Tuesday at the start of the pair's corruption trial. Show More Summary

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