Apr 29, 2022

Maryland hopes revived for landing FBI headquarters

WASHINGTON – The final selection process for a new location for the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is back on track after years of delays. The FBI headquarters has been in the J. Edgar Hoover Building in the nation’s capital since 1974, but the building is deteriorating. in 2012 named the agency’s home the […]

Jul 26, 2021

Was the Texas Supreme Court bought?

Welcome to Monday, July 26, the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here are some news items to get your week started. Did a Texas-sized donation change the state Supreme Court’s mind? Police reform laws sow confusion in Washington state. Virginia prisoners’ vaccinated family members voice disappointment at slow return to visits. Arizona […]

Jun 1, 2021

Virginia Military Institute must address institutional racism and sexism, report finds

The Virginia Military Institute has tolerated and failed to address institutional racism and sexism and must be held accountable for making changes, according to a state-sanctioned report released Tuesday.

Feb 11, 2021

Suspended Va. lawyer signed papers, firm now barred

A law firm has been disqualified from representing a medical malpractice plaintiff after one of the firm’s lawyers signed multiple case documents while his license was administratively suspended.

Feb 5, 2021

Virginia House joins Senate in voting to end death penalty

Virginia moved another step closer to ending capital punishment on Friday when the state House joined the Senate in voting to abolish the death penalty.

Jun 17, 2019

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates this year using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, according to a ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jun 17, 2019

Supreme Court sides with Virginia in uranium mining ban case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sided with the state of Virginia on Monday, finding nothing improper about its decades-old ban on mining radioactive uranium. The owners of a massive deposit of radioactive uranium, the largest known in the United States, challenged that ban, which has prevented them from mining. They tried from 2008 to 2013 […]

Feb 19, 2019

Being San Francisco’s top prosecutor must seem like a dream job

Law Blog Roundup took Monday off to honor Presidents’ Day with someone born during the Hoover administration. Here are some news items for this week starting on Tuesday, the 56th anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique.” — Would-be prosecutors want to leave their mark in San Francisco. — Virginia lieutenant governor’s [&hel[...]

Sep 7, 2018

When just being near alcohol lands you in jail

In a courtroom in Roanoke, Virginia, a judge legally declared Bryan Manning a drunk in 2010.

Aug 24, 2018

Va. appellate court: Overnight stay won’t support common law marriage

A “husband” whose nine-year marriage was negated because the couple’s Washington wedding was at odds with their Virginia paperwork cannot save the union by labeling it a common law marriage under D.C. law.

Jun 15, 2018

Discovery chooses Virginia for hub expansion

Gov. Ralph Northam has approved a $500,000 state grant for Discovery Inc. to expand its technology and operations hub in Northern Virginia.

Jun 1, 2018

Va. AG flips position after prosecution of woman who hid fetus

A law that criminalizes concealment of a dead body should not apply to a fetus that died before birth, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring now says, months after a woman was convicted under the statute.

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