Tag: Attorney General

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AG Herring argues against Trump immigration ban

AG Mark Herring made the nation’s first arguments in court on why President Donald Trump’s immigration ban should be stopped.


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Sen. Warner’s opposition to AG nominee Jeff Sessions moves to Senate floor

Sen. Mark Warner spoke out today against the nomination of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be the next Attorney General.


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16 state AGs file amicus brief in suit against Trump immigration ban

AG Mark Herring is joining in an amicus brief in support of the federal lawsuit against the Trump immigration ban.


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Trump administration to identify affected Virginia residents

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to provide Virginia with a list of all impacted by the executive order on immigration.


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Herring, CFPB reach settlement with Virginia pawnbroker

AG Mark Herring and the CFPB have reached a settlement with Woodbridge Coins and Jewelry Exchange.


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Virginia brings action against Trump executive order on immigration

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today brought legal action against President Trump for his executive order on immigration.


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Herring formally requests info on detentions in Virginia under Trump order

AG Mark Herring has formally requested additional information on detentions in Virginia resulting from President Trump’s executive order.


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AG Mark Herring on Trump refugee executive order

Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration.


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AG: Bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks likely unconstitutional

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring found that a proposed bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks is “very likely be struck down as unconstitutional.”


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Herring helps block health insurance merger

Attorney General Mark R. Herring was part of an effort that successfully blocked the proposed merger of Aetna and Humana.


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Broad support for Herring hate crimes initiative

Voices from around the Commonwealth expressed their support for Attorney General Mark Herring’s anti-hate crimes initiative.


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Herring proposes new tools to fight hate crimes

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced a new package of legislation to combat hate crimes.


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Virginia Tech expert: Sessions reinvention in confirmation sets tone for Trump nominees

Attorney general-nominee Jeff Sessions has been effective in garnering support for confirmation despite opposition from outside groups.


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Virginia joins suit against pharmaceutical companies for inflating prices of generics

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined with 18 other state attorneys general in filing a federal lawsuit against generic drug-makers.


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Lethality Assessment Protocol in place in 11 Virginia localities

Eleven law enforcement agencies in Virginia will implement or expand their use of Lethality Assessment Protocol.


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General Assembly fails to hold heroin dealers, traffickers accountable

The General Assembly will fail to pass a needed law to hold heroin dealers and traffickers and other drug dealers accountable when their deadly drugs result in a fatal overdose.


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Free legal clinics for veterans begin next week

Attorney General Mark R. Herring will hold the first ever pro bono Veterans Legal Services Clinics to provide estate planning services to low-income veterans.


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Herring launches online component of anti-human trafficking campaign

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced the addition of a data-driven online component to the statewide anti-human trafficking campaign.


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Former SunTrust mortgage borrowers to begin receiving settlement payments

Virginia borrowers who were harmed by mortgage servicing and foreclosure practices of SunTrust will begin receiving checks as part of a settlement.


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Herring announces veterans pro bono legal services clinics

Attorney General Mark Herring announced series of pro bono Veterans Legal Services Clinics to provide estate planning services to low-income veterans.


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Attorney General Herring announces minority recruitment initiative for law enforcement agencies

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced the launch of an initiative to help law enforcement agencies recruit more minority applicants and build police departments that reflect the cultural and racial makeup of the communities they serve.


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NRDC welcomes Virginia’s defense of Clean Power Plan

The Natural Resources Defense Council today expressed strong support for Virginia and its attorney general, Mark Herring, for joining a coordinated effort to protect the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan from legal attacks by carbon intensive special interests.


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Virginia joins multi-state coalition supporting economic, environmental and health benefits of clean air

Attorney General Mark Herring announced today that Virginia will join a coalition of seventeen other states and seven major municipalities taking legal action to support the Clean Power Plan, a national pollution-reduction strategy that will combat the impact of climate change on Virginia’s economy, coastal communities, the military, agriculture and forestry industry, and the health of Virginians.


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Office of Attorney General recognized for gang prevention efforts by Virginia Gang Investigators Association

The Office of Attorney General Mark R. Herring received an award from the Virginia Gang Investigators Association (VGIA) in recognition of its unprecedented support of gang investigators and prevention of gang violence in the Commonwealth.


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Attorney General Mark Herring headlined Virginia Organizing 20th anniversary Grassroots Gathering

Virginia Organizing held the 20th anniversary Grassroots Gathering and celebration in Blackstone, Virginia Oct. 9-11. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring joined Virginia Organizing for a mass meeting portion of the Grassroots Gathering.


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Attorney General Mark Herring commemorates one year of marriage equality in Virginia

Attorney General Mark Herring commemorated one year of marriage equality in Virginia on the day the Commonwealth began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and started recognizing legally performed out-of-state marriages between same-sex partners.


Attorney General Mark Herring highlights price gouging protections ahead of Hurricane Joaquin

As Virginia prepares for a potential hurricane event, Governor McAuliffe’s declaration of a state of emergency has triggered Virginia’s anti-price gouging statutes designed to protect consumers from paying exorbitant prices for necessities during an emergency.


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Herring announces initiatives to promote safe, impartial 21st century policing in Virginia

Attorney General Mark Herring announced on Tuesday the first in a series of initiatives to promote safe, impartial, 21st century policing in Virginia, and to promote mutual trust and positive relationships between Virginia law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.


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Mark Obenshain not running for governor in 2017

Mark Obenshain isn’t “going anywhere,” but he’s also not running for governor. The Harrisonburg state senator confirmed via Twitter reports from earlier in the day on Monday that he will not be running for governor in 2017.


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Virginia joining multistate task force to combat heroin crisis

Attorney General Mark Herring announced today that Virginia has joined the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force (NEMA-HTF), a first-of-its kind task force that fosters cross-state collaboration and leverages resources to combat heroin distribution and the associated rise in heroin overdose fatalities.


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Attorney General Mark Herring announces settlement to protect businesses from false advertising

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced a settlement with Annual Business Services LLC (ABS), a Florida limited liability company that used targeted mailings to obtain approximately $15,800 in the aggregate from more than 150 Virginia businesses.


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Attorney General Mark Herring to run for re-election in 2017

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday that he plans to run for re-election in 2017, in turn taking himself out of the running for the Democratic Party gubernatorial nomination.