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President Donald Trump said Monday that he would announce a replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by either Friday or Saturday.During a morning interview on “Fox and Friends,” the president said the administration wanted to pay its respects to Ginsburg, who died Friday night...
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the longest-serving member of the court's liberal minority, died Friday night after a struggle with pancreatic cancer, touching off both tributes and a war of words about filling her seat in a fraught election year.Virginia Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, both...
WASHINGTON — Transgender teen Andrew Adams used the boys bathroom, which aligned with his gender identity, when he enrolled as a freshman in 2015 at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Fla.Then two girls lodged a complaint and school authorities ordered Adams to use a gender-neutral or...
A Wise County and City of Norton Circuit Court judge on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of Virginia’s 38-year-old uranium mining moratorium on the grounds that while the ban does deprive its owners of property rights, the state has a compelling interest to do so.“Even the highest rights cannot be...
WASHINGTON — Hospitalization for a gallbladder condition didn’t stop U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from assailing Trump administration’s birth control rules on Wednesday.Ginsburg, 87, was hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday night, but was animated as she participated in an oral argument via teleconference surrounding a...
Attorneys for a Gold’s Gym franchisee in Virginia argued that COVID-19 hasn’t been that bad as they tried to convince a judge on Thursday to overturn an executive order closing fitness centers and other businesses.“Hospital bed availability is not an issue, we’re not suffering the kinds of calamities that...
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday avoided issuing a landmark Second Amendment ruling in a closely watched gun rights case, but set the stage for future legal battles.A divided court ruled that a challenge to New York City gun restrictions was moot because the city had later changed its regulations.The...
A Russell County man who wants to attend church on Easter is asking a judge to overturn Gov. Ralph Northam’s ban on religious gatherings larger than 10 people.“We could worship and still observe social distance guidelines,” said Terrence Shea Cook, who is representing plaintiff Larry Hughes in the lawsuit...
Virginia officials delivered a small measure of relief to low-income residents Monday, ordering electric, natural gas and water companies to suspend service disconnections until the spread of COVID-19 is contained.Meanwhile, eviction and debt collection lawsuits are being continued temporarily under a broader “judicial emergency” declared by the Supreme Court...
Gov. Ralph Northam will have the chance to make interim appointments for two judicial seats after lawmakers failed to agree on nominees for vacant positions on the Virginia Court of Appeals and the State Corporation Commission.Democrats in the House and Senate said they simply couldn’t reach agreement between the...