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Virginia Tech Appeals $55K Shooting Rampage Fine

AG Cuccinelli calls Dept. of Education's findings 'absolutely appalling'

(Newser) - Just shy of one month after it was slapped with $55,000 in federal fines for waiting too long to notify that campus during the 2007 shooting rampage, Virginia Tech has filed an appeal. State AG Kenneth Cuccinelli yesterday called the Department of Education's findings "absolutely appalling,"...

Judge Who Nixed Health Care Owns Stake in GOP Firm

Attorney general paid consulting firm $9K this year

(Newser) - Surprise! Henry Hudson, the federal judge who ruled health care reform unconstitutional today owns as much as $50,000 worth of stock in a GOP political consulting firm that opposes health care reform. According to financial disclosure forms spotted first by the Huffington Post and then Gawker , Hudson has made...

Federal Judge Declares Health Care Reform Unconstitutional
Federal Judge Declares Health Care Reform Unconstitutional
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Federal Judge Declares Health Care Reform Unconstitutional

Rules in favor of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli

(Newser) - A federal judge declared the Obama administration's health care law unconstitutional today, siding with Virginia's attorney general in a dispute that both sides agree will ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court. US District Judge Henry E. Hudson is the first federal judge to strike down the law, which has...

Second Judge Shuts Down Challenge to Obamacare

Conservative Christian university will appeal the ruling

(Newser) - A federal judge yesterday dismissed Liberty University's lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's new federal health care law, declaring that a provision requiring most individuals to obtain insurance is constitutional. The ruling is the second court decision upholding the law, following one in Michigan in October . University law school dean Mathew...

Virginia Joins Arizona on Immigration Checks
Virginia Joins Arizona on Immigration Checks
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Virginia Joins Arizona on Immigration Checks

AG: cops can check status during any stop

(Newser) - Virginia’s Republican attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, has issued a legal opinion stating that police may check the immigration status of anyone they stop for any reason. “Virginia law enforcement officers have the authority to make the same inquiries as those contemplated by the new Arizona law,” Cuccinelli...

Judge OKs Health Care Reform Lawsuit

Says Virginia AG's position on law has merit

(Newser) - Virginia’s attempt to kill the health care reform law in court can go ahead, a judge ruled today. The lawsuit is one of several arguing that the law is unconstitutional. The government had moved to dismiss the suit as groundless, but a US District Court Judge said he couldn’...

AG Covers Breast on Va. State Seal

Cuccinelli makes Virtue 'more virtuous'

(Newser) - A squeamishly conservative attorney general has slapped chest armor over the goddess of Virtue's breasts on the 234-year-old Virgina state seal . Ken Cuccinelli inserted his own peculiar brand of modesty to cover Virtue's exposed boob when he had pins of the state seal made up for his staff. The modification...

Before Ink Dries, 14 States Sue Over Health Law

13 Republican AGs, 1 Dem charge health care reform is unconstitutional

(Newser) - The threatened lawsuits over the health care reform law started arriving at courthouses today shortly after President Obama signed the measure. Thirteen attorneys general headed by Bill McCollum of Florida—who is also a candidate for governor— sued the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services departments and their secretaries....

Va. Governor Backtracks, Forbids Gay Discrimination

GOP's McDonnell had eliminated clause

(Newser) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell today stepped back from his move that excised discrimination protection for homosexuals from rules on state hiring practice, issuing an executive directive that bias against gays is strictly forbidden in the workplace. McDonnell and state attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, a fellow Republican, contend that only the...

Va. Colleges Told to Rescind Gay Protection

Attorney general says state schools don't have the authority

(Newser) - A month after new Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell rescinded discrimination protection for the state’s gay workers, Virginia’s attorney general has ordered its state colleges and universities to do the same. Ken Cuccinelli—who succeeded McDonnell in the post—says the schools’ governing boards didn’t have the standing...

GOP's McDonnell Elected Va. Governor
 GOP's McDonnell 
 Elected Va. Governor 
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GOP's McDonnell Elected Va. Governor

Democrat Deeds loses in landslide as GOP takes top jobs

(Newser) - Republicans wrested political control of Virginia from the Democrats today, with Bob McDonnell scoring a landslide victory over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds. Independent voters swung behind the GOP, a troubling sign for President Obama, who had personally campaigned for Deeds.

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