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Topic - Mark R. Herring
Virginia's new attorney general has named three people to give his office a review, with an eye on reforms and cost savings.
A federal judge's opinion striking down Virginia's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage has generated emotional, visceral reactions from people on both sides of the issue. But one voice that has been uncharacteristically silent in the wake of the landmark ruling is that of former Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II.
Not so long ago the Constitution got respect. But now, not so much. President Obama is on his way to repealing the separation of powers, and the 10th Amendment is on life-support, ignored by federal judges who know better than the legislatures of Utah, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Virginia.
A federal judge issued a landmark ruling Thursday night striking down Virginia's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and moving the Old Dominion a step closer to being the first state in the traditional South where such unions are legal.
A recount Monday confirmed that Democrat Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. won a special election for a Virginia Senate seat this month, giving effective control of the General Assembly's upper chamber to Democrats.
A bipartisan group of delegates demanded Friday that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe appoint a special counsel to defend the state's voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, just one day after Virginia's top law enforcement official said that he will actively seek to overturn the law.
Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has abandoned his client ("VA's top law official won't enforce voter-approved gay-marriage ban," Web, Jan. 23). The people of Virginia hired Mr. Herring to be their lawyer, to provide them with good counsel and to represent them to the best of his ability. However, Mr. Herring has decided that his views and wishes take precedence over those of his clients.
On Thursday, the FBI announced an indictment of Dinesh D'Souza, maker of the hit documentary "2016: Obama's America," in what appears to be a Hugo Chavez-style payback.
Saying it's "time for the commonwealth to be on the right side of history and the right side of the law," Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Thursday he will no longer defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage in federal court.
A recount is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Monday in a race that will determine control of the Virginia state Senate.
Republicans in the Virginia General Assembly are considering whether to take a page from the Boy Scout Handbook: Be prepared. Virginia's new governor and attorney general, highly skilled partisan Democrats, signal they aren't likely to play nice.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe campaigned on banning gifts over $100 to himself and family members. But he didn't publicize that the gift ban expires after one calendar year.
When Terry McAuliffe took the oath of office Saturday, he became the first Virginia governor in almost 50 years to be elected with less than 50 percent of the popular vote, and his political background as a partisan rainmaker who's never before held elected office leaves a host of questions about how he'll manage the diverse and politically volatile state during his single term.
Tuesday's too-close-to-call special election in Norfolk appears to put Democrats on the precipice of taking effective control of the state Senate, but a possible recount could delay things for weeks — leaving incoming Gov. Terry McAuliffe facing a General Assembly dominated by the GOP for the beginning of his term.
Outgoing Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II has issued an advisory opinion saying Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe does not have the legal authority to follow through on a controversial pledge to keep open some Virginia abortion clinics slated for closure.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring says the panel will review functions of his office to ensure that tax dollars are being spent efficiently and that the office is operated in the same manner as a modern, major law firm.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring, who announced the opinion Thursday night via Twitter, applauded the ruling but said he expected a prompt appeal would be filed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.