18, Dec 2014 - Obama grants first commutations under new clemency program
By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight Americans serving time for drug offenses will be allowed to leave prison ahead of schedule next year, making them the first inmates to earn reduced sentences through a broad clemency program announced by the Obama administration earlier this year. President Barack Obama on Wednesday granted the commutations to men and women from Alabama, Virginia ...
17, Dec 2014 - Former Virginia Governor McDonnell's sentencing guidelines: 10 years at least
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16, Dec 2014 - Washington, VA State Of Virginia Sentences Washington Nationalsâ€™ Outfielder Jayson Werth To Jail For Speeding?
He is known to have signed the 14th richest contract in baseball history, back in 2010, when he dropped a seven-year agreement with the Washington Nationals worth $126 million.
16, Dec 2014 - Washington, VA Former CEO pleads guilty in massive contractor kickback case
A Virginia-based company with defense and intelligence agency contracts paid a $300,000 fine Tuesday and its former president pleaded guilty to paying bribes to an Army procurement official who was recently sent to prison for taking kickbacks. The U.S. attorney's office in Washington announced the deals weeks after filing two ...
16, Dec 2014 - Washington, VA Nats' Jayson Werth Sentenced To 10 Days In Jail For Speeding In Virginia
In some places, getting caught speeding simply means an expensive traffic ticket. Virginia is not one of those places. Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is about to get acquainted with how seriously the state deals with speed. Read more...
16, Dec 2014 - Washington, VA Man who sold fake immunity papers gets 3 years
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (AP) " A man who claimed he was the keeper of the seal of St. Peter was sentenced to 3 years in prison for selling 2,000 fake documents that he said would protect buyers from U.S. law and taxes.The sentence...
15, Dec 2014 - Fauquier, VA Law Enforcement Girds Vs. Seasonal Bank Robberies
The FBI Washington Field Office with law enforcement partners on the Violent Crimes Task Forces in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia is proactively working to counteract bank robberies this holiday season, according to a press release forwarded from the City of Falls Church this week. For the past two years, [â€¦]
15, Dec 2014 - Judge gives US deadline in CIA leak trial
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” A federal judge in Virginia has given the Justice Department until next week to say whether it will seek the testimony of a New York Times reporter in the trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information.
12, Oct 2014 - US Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can proceed in five states with prior bans
Big news for gay marriage this morning out of Washington . The US Supreme Court denied review of the attempts by petitioners in several states to reverse lower-court decisions that struck down bans on same-sex marriage in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. All of those states, much like Arkansas, had previously banned gay marriage before lower courts struck down their prohibitions ...
12, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Arkansas Prison Beard Case
Peter Urban â€˘ Stephens Washington Bureau / University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock is seen Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.
12, Oct 2014 - Former Federal Judge Walter Dekalb Kelley, Jr. Joins Hausfeld
WASHINGTON -- Global litigation firm Hausfeld announced today that Walter DeKalb Kelley, Jr., former United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, has joined the firm's Washington, ...
11, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court declines to review same-sex marriage cases, allowing unions in 5 states
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday decided to let stand rulings that allow same-sex marriage in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Wisconsin, a surprising move that may clear the way for the expansion of such unions throughout the nation.
11, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court meets to consider taking gay marriage cases
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court met behind closed doors on Monday to consider whether they should take up the hotly contested question of whether states can ban gay marriage. The court has seven cases pending before it concerning bans in five states: Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Indiana. If the court agrees to take one or more of ...
09, Oct 2014 - VA town near NC state line bracing for same sex-marriage request
Hours after word came from Washington that the Supreme Court would not take up the issue of same-sex marriage; her office received new forms from the state of Virginia.
09, Oct 2014 - Court declares Virginia's congressional map unconstitutional
(c) 2014, The Washington Post. A panel of federal judges has declared Virginia's congressional map unconstitutional because it concentrates African-American voters into a single district at the expense of their influence elsewhere.
05, Apr 2014 - Man accused of killing girls in Zion to go on trial in Virginia slaying
Federal prosecutors will use Lake County evidence in argument for death penalty in 2009 crime One of the most significant criminal trials in Lake County's recent history is scheduled to start Monday, not in Illinois but in suburban Washington, D.C. Â Â Â Â
04, Apr 2014 - Sean Tonolli, Former Assistant United States Attorney, Joins Cahill in Washington, D.C.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP is pleased to announce that Sean P. Tonolli, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, has joined the firm as a Senior Attorney in its Washington, D.C.
04, Apr 2014 - High Court won't review state strip mine case
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a coal company fighting to reinstate a water pollution permit for a massive West Virginia strip mine.
04, Apr 2014 - Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam war hero, dies at age 89
Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., a prisoner of war for more than seven years in North Vietnam, died on Friday in Virginia Beach. Mr. Denton was 89 years old. His son, Jim Denton, told The Washington Post, which first reported the news, that his father died of a ...
04, Apr 2014 - Falls Church, VA Court declines to take up Episcopal Church dispute
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia. (AP) â€” The Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in a dispute between the Episcopal Church and a conservative congregation that left the denomination in a rift over homosexuality and other issues, ending a seven-year legal battle over a historic church that traces its roots back to George Washington.
04, Apr 2014 - Falls Church, VA Justices wonâ€™t hear Episcopal Church dispute
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in a dispute between the Episcopal Church and a conservative northern Virginia congregation that left the denomination in a rift over homosexuality and other issues, ending a seven-year legal battle over a historic church that traces its roots back to George Washington.
04, Apr 2014 - Federal judge says he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages
CINCINNATI - A U.S. judge said Friday that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that strikes down part of the state's ban on gay marriages but stops short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings. Gay marriage is legal in 17 states and in Washington, D.C. Federal judges have struck down bans in Michigan, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma and Virginia, and ordered Kentucky and ...
03, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court won't review EPA power to revoke permit for W.Va. mountaintop mine
WASHINGTON â€” The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a coal company fighting to reinstate a water pollution permit for a massive West Virginia strip mine.
03, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court won't review W.Va. strip mine case
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a coal company fighting to reinstate a water pollution permit for a massive West Virginia strip mine.
03, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court declines to hear Arch Coal mining permit case
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a blow to Arch Coal Inc by declining to hear its challenge to an Obama administration decision to block an environmental permit for a coal mining project in West Virginia. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would veto a permit issued for the Spruce No. 1 mining project in 2011, four years after the ...
03, Apr 2014 - Lawyer sues after FBI foils his quest to learn if he was spied on
A Virginia lawyer has filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court in Washington, D.C., demanding records that might help him determine whether the FBI tapped into his law firmâ€™s computersâ€¦ Click to Continue Â»
03, Apr 2014 - Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam War POW and U.S. senator, dies
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jeremiah Denton, a former U.S. senator who was held as a prisoner of war by North Vietnam for more than seven years and revealed his treatment by blinking the word "torture" in Morse code during a televised interview, died on Friday at age 89. Denton died at a hospice facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia, from a heart ailment, his family said. The retired ...
01, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court may take up Virginia sex registry case
WASHINGTON She was a 24-year-old swimming instructor who had a sexual affair with a male student under 16. The woman was convicted in Virginia in 1993 of unlawful sex with a teenager and served 30 days in jail. She was listed on the state's sex offender registry, and could have tried to get her name removed at some point, but didn't.
01, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court may take up Va. sex registry case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
WASHINGTON (AP) - She was a 24-year-old swimming instructor who had a sexual affair with a male student under 16. The woman was convicted in Virginia in 1993 of unlawful sex with a teenager and served 30 days in jail.