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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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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Sens. Kaine, Warner, Gov. Mcauliffe, AG Herring on scaled-back immigration/travel EO

Monday, March 6, 2017

IN ADDITION NOTE THAT the Trump administration today filed this notice in Attorney General Herring’s pending case challenging the constitutionality of the original travel ban.  Attorney General Mark Herring: “This pared-down order is an incredible concession from President Trump that all but concedes the significant constitutional and practical flaws that the Courts and I saw […]

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Virginia AG Mark Herring holds late night press call on nation’s first preliminary injunction

Monday, February 13, 2017

Virginia AG Mark Herring holds late night press call on nation's first preliminary injunction

The violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution was “unconstitutional and un-American,” said AG Mark Herring on a hastily assembled press call this evening. “It was an extraordinary finding.” In this case the evidence was overwhelming. There was no evidence presented to refute it. “This was especially enlightening.” According […]

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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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UPDATED: Judge orders list of all Virginia persons denied entry to U.S.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced a significant update this afternoon. In this order just entered by Judge Brinkema, she has granted AG Herring’s request to have the federal government “provide the Commonwealth of Virginia with a list of all persons who have been denied entry to or removed from the United States since the […]

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Judge grants Virginia’s motion to challenge immigration ban including visa holders

Friday, February 3, 2017

Virginia’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban will be moving forward after Judge Leonie M. Brinkema granted Virginia’s motion to intervene in the case to challenge the ban. Virginia’s participation in the case expands the scope of affected individuals to also include visa holders as well as lawful permanent residents (green card holders.) The […]

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Hate crime bills rejected by Virginia House and Senate committees

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

RICHMOND (February 1, 2017) – Today, despite an increase in hate crimes in Virginia and around the country, the General Assembly completed their rejection of tools to better protect ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities and other vulnerable communities from hate crimes. After the House of Delegates Courts of Justice Criminal Law Subcommittee voted on party […]

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