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. Trippy.com in 2012 named the agency’s home the […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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[...]
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.
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.
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.
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.