Tag: Circuit Court
The ACLU of Virginia announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) with the City of Norfolk in a lawsuit filed over the City’s refusal to treat texts of public officials as public records.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that he, along with the Attorneys General of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission, have reached a $90 million settlement with T-Mobile USA, Inc. that resolves allegations that T-Mobile placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on consumers’ mobile telephone bills, a practice known as “cramming.”
Attorney General Mark Herring brought legal action against Trinity Industries and Trinity Highway Products for selling Virginia unapproved, improperly tested, and potentially dangerous pieces of highway guardrail equipment.
The Waynesboro Circuit Court a bench warrant for Amy Mary Snead (Ackelson), 34 years old, on Oct. 10 in relation to her upcoming jury trial on the felony charge of manufacture or possess with the intent to distribute marijuana. The capias to show cause for Snead was issued due to her violation of the terms of her bail.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court today denied a writ of certiorati in the case that overturned Virginia’s ban on gay marriages, making marriage equality finally legal for all Virginians.
Derick Heath Ackelson, 43 years old, is now a wanted man. Ackelson was scheduled to appear in Waynesboro General District Court on Monday for a preliminary hearing for the August grand larceny charge but was a no show.
Attorney General Mark Herring and lawyers in his office are aggressively pursuing action against pharmacists, doctors, or other professionals who overprescribe, steal, or otherwise illegally make opiates available.
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States granted a motion by the Prince William County Clerk of Court to stay the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision striking down Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.
In response to U.S. Supreme Court decision to stay the marriage ruling of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, the following can be attributed to James Parrish, executive director of Equality Virginia:
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.
POFEV has released a growing list of clergy across Virginia who have stated they stand ready to conduct legally recognized marriages of gay and lesbian couples and will continue to conduct religious marriages until Virginia’s ban on legal recognition is struck down.
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.
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.
The Court of Appeals refusal to deny a stay of starting so-called same sex marriages in Virginia is lacking in moral clarity, historical precedent, social benefit and authentic constitutional grounding.
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.
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.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Tuesday that he will file a petition on Friday for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States asking it to hear Virginia’s marriage equality case and definitively settle the constitutional issues for the Commonwealth and the rest of the country.
There are many arguments of sound reason for marriage only between one man and one woman. They have been articulated over and over and today pro-family organizations will again state those arguments.
Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Robert Sarvis released the following statement in response to the decision by a panel of judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond holding that Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine respond to the Fourth Circuit Court ruling in the Virginia same sex marriage case.
Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals became just the second federal appeals court since last year’s Windsor case to affirm the Constitutional requirement of marriage equality. The court voted 2-1 to overturn the Virginia ban on same sex marriage.
Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement regarding the Norfolk Circuit Court’s ruling of the Virginia Opportunity Educational Institution (OEI) as unconstitutional.
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.
Dairon Miguel Mencias-Perez was found guilty of distribution of methamphetamine and sentenced to 10 years in penitentiary time with six years suspended in the Waynesboro Circuit Court on Thursday.
Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement following a Norfolk Circuit Court Judge’s ruling in the lawsuit regarding the Virginia Opportunity Educational Institution.
State Senate Democrat Phil Puckett is resigning, and it appears to have to do with ongoing Republican efforts to block his daughter from a Circuit Court appointment. And thus the great Medicaid expansion battle was lost. Basically because of patronage.
Virginia State Police has charged a Charlottesville woman with one count of embezzlement. Dayna T. Awkard, 43, turned herself in to state police Thursday morning (June 5, 2014) after an Albemarle County grand jury handed up an indictment for embezzlement.
ACLU of Virginia lawyers representing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) presented arguments today in their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the City of Norfolk.
The Chesterfield County, Va., Board of Supervisors may not permit only “ordained religious leaders of monotheistic religions” to offer prayers before board meetings, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia say.
Hundreds of Virginians are expected to convene outside the courthouse in Richmond on Tuesday to show their support for marriage equality in Virginia.
Extending marriage to lesbian and gay couples in Virginia would generate up to $60 million in spending to the state economy according to a report released today by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.
South River Supervisor David R. Beyeler passed away this week, and his death leaves an empty seat on the Augusta County Board of Supervisors.