Tag: Fourth Circuit

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ACLU of Virginia denounces Fourth Circuit Court decision on solitary confinement case

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia today condemned the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision holding that automatic solitary confinement of death row inmates does not violate the Constitution.


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Attorney General Mark Herring statement on Supreme Court review of marriage equality cases

Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to hear four marriage equality cases from the Sixth Circuit.


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Appeals court rejects Pittsylvania County appeal in government prayer case

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today unanimously dismissed Pittsylvania County’s appeal from a lower court order prohibiting the Board of Supervisors from opening its meetings with Christian prayers offered by Board members.


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Virginia leads multi-state defense of healthcare affordability assistance

Virginia today led 18 states defending the right of millions of Americans to access affordability tax credits when they purchase health insurance on a federally-facilitated exchange.


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ACLU of Virginia statement on Prieto v. Clarke case

American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia Legal Director Rebecca Glenberg issued a statement commenting on Prieto v. Clarke, a case heard today in the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


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McAuliffe administration to social services: Same sex spouses can legally adopt

Today, at the direction of Governor Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia Department of Social Services released a bulletin informing local social services divisions that adoption between same-sex spouses is now legal across the Commonwealth.


Marshall requests AG Herring for legal opinion on bigamy

Republican Del. Bob Marshall today requested an official opinion from Attorney General Mark Herring on the constitutitionality of Virginia’s bigamy laws in light of the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear Virginia’s Marriage Amendment case.


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McAuliffe signs executive order directing state agencies to comply with same sex marriage ruling

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order #30, directing all Virginia state agencies, authorities, commissions and other entities to make the necessary policy changes to comply with yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision.


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Tim Kaine statement on Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision not to review same-sex marriage cases in Virginia and four other states, clearing the way for same-sex marriages to begin taking place in the Commonwealth.


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Kaine joins Supreme Court brief in pregnancy discrimination case

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined 126 other members of Congress in filing an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of Peggy Young.


Brief statement from Bob Marshall on Supreme Court stay in marriage case

Statement from Republican State Del. Bob Marshall on the Supreme Court stay in the Virginia marriage equality case.


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ACLU statement on Supreme Court stay of Virginia marriage decision

ACLU of Virginia Executive Director, Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, issued a statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to stay the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Schaefer v. Bostic striking down Virginia’s discriminatory marriage ban.


Supreme Court grants stay in Virginia marriage case

Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of the Fourth Circuit’s July 28 ruling, which held that Virginia’s denial of the freedom to marry to same-sex couples is unconstitutional.


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ACLU, Lambda Legal ask Supreme Court to reject motion to delay Virginia marriages

Today, the ACLU, ACLU of Virginia and Lambda Legal will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to deny the motion filed Thursday by Prince William County Clerk Michèle McQuigg’s seeking to stay the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Schaefer v. Bostic striking down Virginia’s discriminatory marriage ban.


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National Organization for Marriage on same-sex marriage ruling

Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, made the following statement on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on same-sex marriage in Virginia.


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Mark Herring statement on marriage ruling

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Wednesday to issue a stay of its ruling affirming that Virginia’s marriage ban is unconstitutional. Unless the Supreme Court issues its own stay, which it has done in nearly identical pending cases, Virginia’s marriage ban will end on August 20.


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Equality Virginia hopeful that LGBT couples will be able to marry as soon as next week

In response to the Fourth Circuit denying a request to delay implementation of its ruling striking down Virginia laws denying marriage to same-sex couples, James Parrish, executive director of Equality Virginia, offered the following statement.


Appeals court refuses to stay marriage decision

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today denied a request to delay implementation of its ruling striking down Virginia laws denying marriage to same-sex couples. The court’s action means that, unless the Supreme Court intervenes, couples may begin marrying and having their out-of-state marriages recognized in Virginia on August 18.


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Attorney General Mark Herring on same sex marriage ruling

Since the day we recognized our fight was for marriage equality, I have said that this will be a long journey that will involve victories and setbacks and may ultimately be destined for the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the matter for all Americans.


ACLU lauds Fourth Circuit same sex marriage ruling

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today affirmed a district court ruling striking down Virginia’s ban on marriage for same sex couples.


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Herring helps defend access to healthcare affordability tax credits

Attorney General Herring filed an amicus brief in the case and Virginia delivered oral argument defending the right of low- and moderate-income Virginians to access thousands of dollars in assistance to make healthcare coverage more affordable.


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Herring files brief in same sex marriage case

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today filed the Commonwealth of Virginia’s brief in the appeal of Bostic v. Rainey in the Fourth Circuit. In it, the Commonwealth explains the reasons Norfolk federal district Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled correctly in concurring with Attorney General Herring’s conclusion that Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional.


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Virginia files amicus brief in King v. Sebelius

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the case of King v. Sebelius, which is currently on appeal before the Fourth Circuit.


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Appeals court allows Virginia marriage cases to be heard together

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit granted on Monday a motion to intervene in Bostic v. Rainey that had been filed by Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia on behalf of a class of all Virginia’s same-sex couples simultaneously challenging the state’s marriage ban in its own case, Harris v. Rainey.


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ACLU, Lambda Legal seek to intervene in federal marriage case in Virginia

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Virginia, and Lambda Legal filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to intervene on behalf of all Virginia’s same-sex couples and their families in Bostic v. Rainey.