Big Blue Cockfighting Venue property owners plead guilty to conspiracy

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – The 10,000 square-foot facility known as the Big Blue Sportsman’s Club in McDowell, Kentucky, which has hosted cockfights for more than 20 years, will be razed following the guilty pleas of the property’s two owners, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced. Today in the […]

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AG Herring and Frosh statement on appeal of preliminary injunction against revised travel ban

Friday, March 17, 2017

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following joint statement regarding the Trump administration’s notice of appeal of the preliminary injunction granted in International Refugee Assistance Project et al v. Trump et al., which is challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s revised travel ban: “Despite President Trump’s […]

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AG Herring in letter to Sec. DeVos calls for continued student protection against abusive for-profit colleges

Thursday, March 16, 2017

During his term, Attorney General Herring has secured $2.3 million in loan forgiveness for former students of Education Management Corporation and partnered with the U.S. Department of Education to help more than 5,000 qualified Corinthian Colleges students in Virginia receive notice about debt forgiveness after their schools closed. In a letter to Secretary of Education Elisabeth […]

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AG Herring on decision by federal district judge in Hawaii to block Trump’s revised travel ban

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement regarding the decision by a federal district judge in Hawaii to block President Trump’s new, scaled-back travel order from taking effect: “President Trump tried to trim and tailor his new ban to avoid legal problems, but when something is as tainted as his Muslim ban it’s […]

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DPVA call on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign – video

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DPVA call on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign - video

At a press conference held outside Richmond’s SunTrust Building this morning, the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) called on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign his position following revelations that he lied under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his meetings with the Russian ambassador. The press conference was held just prior to […]

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AG Herring joins Hawaii in supporting temporary restraining order against Trump’s revised ban

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

AG Herring joins Hawaii in supporting temporary restraining order against Trump's revised ban

Attorney General Mark R. Herring is continuing the fight against President Donald Trump’s efforts to enact his promised “Muslim ban” by joining 13 other state attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the District Court for Hawaii in support of the State of Hawaii’s request for a temporary restraining order preventing the enforcement of […]

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Virginia AG Mark Herring argues nation’s first hearing against immigration ban

Friday, February 10, 2017

ALEXANDRIA (February 10, 2017) – Today Attorney General Mark R. Herring and his team made the nation’s first arguments in federal district court on why President Donald Trump’s immigration ban should be stopped with a preliminary injunction. Attorney General Herring made the case that President Trump’s ban on entry of lawful permanent residents and visa […]

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Anthem/Cigna merger blocked following blockage of Aetna/Humana merger

Thursday, February 9, 2017

RICHMOND (February 9, 2017) – Shortly after Attorney General Mark Herring and state and federal partners successfully blocked the anti-competitive proposed merger of Aetna and Humana, Attorney General Herring today announced that Virginia has helped successfully block the $54 billion proposed merger of Cigna and Anthem after a judge found that the merger would be […]

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Kaine votes against Sen. Jeff Sessions but moves out of committee

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General on a party-line vote. “I was a civil rights lawyer for 17 years and know that one of the most important roles of the Justice Department is to protect civil rights. This […]

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AG Mark Herring pens letter asking for additional information on Virginia detentions

Sunday, January 29, 2017

AG Mark Herring pens letter asking for additional information on Virginia detentions

RICHMOND (January 29, 2017)–Attorney General Mark R. Herring has formally requested additional information from the federal government on any detentions in Virginia resulting from President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration, including any individuals with lawful permanent resident status or validly issued work or student visas. Attorney General Herring has also requested information about whether U.S. […]

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Sen. Mark Warner opposes nominee for Attorney General

Thursday, January 26, 2017

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today released the below statement in opposition to confirming Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General: “I respect Sen. Sessions’ service to Alabama and to the nation, but I cannot support his nomination to serve as U.S. Attorney General. “Sen. Sessions’ opposition to bipartisan, commonsense policies relating to voting […]

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AG Mark Herring announces availability of 80,000 drug deactivation kits

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

AG Mark Herring announces availability of 80,000 drug deactivation kits

At the Bradley Free Clinic in Roanoke today Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that as part of his comprehensive strategy to address the heroin and prescription opioid crisis he has secured the donation of 80,000 drug deactivation kits capable of safely disposing of 3.6 million leftover prescription pills in Virginia. The biodegradable Deterra drug disposal kits […]

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