Virginia Attorney General hires law firm to represent James Madison in bowl eligibility dispute
The Virginia Attorney General has hired a law firm to represent James Madison University regarding the NCAA’s decision Wednesday night not to grant the Dukes a waiver from a rule that prevents the unbeaten No. 18 football team from an automatic bowl berth.
Gov. Youngkin announces ‘Bold Blue Line’ initiative to combat violent crime
Gov. Glenn Youngkin was joined by Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears, Att. Gen. Jason Miyares, and dozens of local elected officials and law enforcement in Norfolk as he announced a new initiative to combat the rise in crime in Virginia.
Attorney General Miyares announces Task Force to cut down on scam calls
On Tuesday, Miyares announced that Virginia is joining a nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force.The force’s purpose is to investigate and take legal action against the telecommunications companies responsible for bringing a majority of foreign robocalls into the United States, according to the release.
AG Miyares joins 22 attorney generals in lawsuit against US agency’s new LGBTQ school guidance
More than 20 Republican attorneys general filed a lawsuit Tuesday against President Joe Biden's administration over a Department of Agriculture school meal program that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Virginia deputy AG resigns after social media posts about the 2020 election, Jan. 6 riots
A state official says a deputy Virginia attorney general has resigned after The Washington Post raised questions about social media comments the newspaper reported she made about the 2020 election, the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and other matters.
New GOP leaders say Virginia will join vaccine mandate challenges
Virginia will join other Republican-led states and business groups in challenging Biden administration mandates intended to increase the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rate once GOP Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin and Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares take office, the two said in a statement Friday.
Del. Jason Miyares wins Virginia GOP Attorney General nomination as vote-counting continues
The Republican Party of Virginia announced late Sunday that state Del. Jason Miyares has won its nomination for attorney general, as the party works to tabulate the votes for several state offices cast by tens of thousands of Virginia Republicans.
Virginia eliminating the death penalty is now all but certain
RICHMOND, Va. – 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. It’s a dramatic shift for Virginia, which has put more people to death over its centuries-long history than any other state. Democrats favoring abolishment said the death penalty is an archaic punishment in an era when many countries have already moved away from the practice, and too costly to implement, given the litigation involved. In modern times, Virginia trails only Texas in the number of executions since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Last year, death penalty abolition bills in the General Assembly went nowhere.
Virginia House joins Senate in voting to end death penalty
Democratic Sen. Scott Surovell is again sponsoring a bill that would abolish the death penalty, and he has a Republican chief co-patron. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP, File)RICHMOND, Va. – 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. It's a dramatic shift for Virginia, which has put more people to death over its centuries-long history than any other state. In modern times, Virginia trails only Texas in the number of executions since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. AdLast year, death penalty abolition bills in the General Assembly went nowhere.