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Aug 25, 2023

AG: Boards must follow state transgender policy

RICHMOND, Va. — Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new model policies for the treatment of transgender students are in line with federal and state nondiscrimination laws and school boards must follow their guidance, the state’s attorney general said in a nonbinding legal analysis released Thursday. “The Model Policies ensure that all students are treated with […]

Jul 27, 2023

Supreme Court OKs work on natural-gas pipeline

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed construction to resume on a contested natural-gas pipeline that is being built through Virginia and West Virginia. Work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline had been blocked by the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, even after Congress ordered the project’s approval as part of the bipartisan bill […]

Aug 6, 2018

SC Supreme Court to decide if elected sheriff is qualified

MCCORMICK (AP) Clarke Stearns has been working as sheriff for more than 18 months in McCormick County, but it’s still up in the air whether he is qualified to be the county’s top lawman. Stearns’ Democratic opponent in the 2016 election, J.R. Jones, sued him within a month after his victory, saying Stearns never served […]

Jun 22, 2016

Elections – Virginia’s Three-Tier Ballot Order Upheld

Libertarian Party of Virginia v. Alcorn (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-109-16, 27 pp.) (Wilkinson, J.) No. 15-1162, June 20, 2016; USDC at Richmond, Va. (Payne, S.J.) 4th Cir. Holding: The 4th Circuit affirms dismissal of Libertarian political candidate Robert Sarvis’ constitutional challenge to Virginia’s three-tiered ballot ordering law; the three-tiered ballot ordering law imposes little burden [&[...]

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