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Latest Virginia Attorney Items
The Norfolk Circuit Court clerk said Monday that he plans to appeal a federal judge's ruling declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.
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.
Attorney General Roy Cooper isn't changing how his office is handling litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage prohibition now that a federal judge has struck down Virginia's ban.
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday to halt the NSA's phone-records collection program, and invited millions of Americans to sign up as co-plaintiffs to block overbearing government searches.
The gay marriage fight arrived in a Southern courtroom Tuesday, as opponents of a Virginia law banning same-sex unions told a federal judge it was just like the Jim Crow-era prohibition against interracial marriage.
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.
Attorney General Roy Cooper's office will continue to argue in court for North Carolina's constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage, even as Virginia's new attorney general has decided to fight his state's gay marriage ban.
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.