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  • Obama's legal humiliation -- Part 2

    04/07/2012 7:22:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Pravda ^ | 4-6-12 | Dianna Cotter
    Today there is no American news outlet factually covering the illegal actions of the sitting President of the United States in context. Nor is there one consistently exposing the laws his administration has flagrantly broken, though this corruption now demonstrably permeates every level of the federal system. Attorneys General Tom Horne, Arizona; Pam Bondi, Florida; Sam Olens, Georgia; Bill Schuette, Michigan; Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma; Marty Jackley, South Dakota; Alan Wilson, South Carolina; Greg Abbott, Texas; and Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia produced a joint memo on March 5th, 2012 detailing 21 blatant violations of law committed by the Obama administration. By...
  • Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli Joins FRC Action's Webcast on Obamacare at U.S. Supreme Court

    03/27/2012 10:11:42 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke
    From FRC emailed press release
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2012 CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli Joins FRC Action's Webcast on Obamacare at U.S. Supreme Court March 26, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will join Family Research Council Action (FRC Action) for a special webcast program entitled "On Trial: Freedom vs. Government Healthcare" on Tuesday, March 27, at 8:00 p.m. EST. Members of Congress, doctors, legal experts and activists will also participate, and discuss the lawsuits surrounding the health care law that is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Director of FRC's Center...
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  • Virginia AG: If Obama's Mandate Stands, the Gov't ‘Can Order You To Do Anything’

    03/20/2012 1:19:01 PM PDT · by · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 19, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    “If the government can just order you to buy something, and fine you if you don’t” – the way the individual mandate of Obamacare requires every American to buy government-approved health insurance and fines them if they don’t comply – “they can order you to do anything,” Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said during an appearance on C-SPAN’s “Newsmaker” on Sunday. Cuccinelli, the first attorney general to file a lawsuit challenging Obamacare, said out of 16 judges that have heard the lawsuit so far, only one has ruled that the fine amounts to a tax. “Of 16 judges, one found...
  • DOJ clears Virginia's redrawn congressional districts

    03/15/2012 7:20:55 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA Office of the Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II Attorney General 900 East Main Street Richmond, Virginia 23219 804-786-2071 FAX 804-786-1991 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Gottstein, Director of Communication (best contact method) 804-786-5874 US Justice Department clears Virginia's redrawn congressional districts - Congressional primaries can proceed on time in June - RICHMOND (March 14, 2012) -- Today, the United States Department of Justice informed the office of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli that it had no objection to Virginia's newly redrawn congressional districts, which were drawn by the General Assembly earlier this year. Virginia is one...
  • VA Governor signs Ken Cuccinelli bill to help law enforcement

    03/08/2012 7:07:59 AM PST · by Gopher Broke
    Press release
    Law authorizing immediate release of benefits for families of those killed in line of duty will ease financial burdens RICHMOND (March 7, 2012) - Today, Governor Bob McDonnell signed into law a bill which allows the immediate release of a portion of the death benefits available to the families of law enforcement officers and first responders killed in the line of duty. The money can be used to cover funeral expenses while the family waits for full death benefits to be paid out at the conclusion of a standard investigation into the death. HB395 was part of Attorney General Ken...
  • Nine State AGs Cite 21 Illegal Actions by Obama Administration

    03/06/2012 4:34:58 AM PST · by opentalk · 30 replies
    CNSnews ^ | March 5, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    The Obama administration through regulatory agencies, mandates, lawsuits and threats of lawsuits, has broken the law and overstepped its constitutional bounds, said a report released Monday from nine Republican state attorneys general....The report focused on what the attorneys general considered the administration’s attacks on religious liberty, unconstitutional environmental regulations, illegal recess appointments, and lawsuits to stop state laws regarding voter ID and immigration.
  • Attorneys General Join Forces to Call Into Account Illegal Obama Administration Violations

    03/05/2012 11:37:21 AM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 16 replies
    REPUBLICANS ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION ^ | Mar 05, 2012 | Attorneys General
    MEMO: A Report on Obama Administration Violations of Law FROM: Attorneys General Tom Horne, Arizona; Pam Bondi, Florida; Sam Olens, Georgia; Bill Schuette, Michigan; Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma; Marty Jackley, South Dakota; Alan Wilson, South Carolina; Greg Abbott, Texas; Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia DATE: March 5, 2012 --- Introduction As chief legal officers of the states and commonwealths, attorneys general are the last line of defense against an increasingly overreaching federal government. Attorneys general have a duty to uphold the laws of their respective states and uphold the U.S. and state constitutions. One of the ways in which attorneys general protect the...
  • Va. AG Cuccinelli: 'Rogue' EPA Must Be Corralled

    03/01/2012 12:52:01 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Environmental Protection Agency is so out of control that it needs a major fix, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli tells Newsmax.TV. And a court case challenging the agency’s powers to limit greenhouse gases now before a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., could be just the remedy the agency needs, he said. “I am cautiously optimistic that the court will send this back to the EPA to be fixed,” Cuccinelli said. “I hope to fix it like a dog — snip — but that’s going to require a new president as well, so I hope the timing will work...
  • GOP and NRA "Locked in a Symbiotic Relationship" (barf alert)

    02/29/2012 6:21:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 27 February, 2012 | Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
    Normally when a representative for the National Rifle Association (NRA) visits the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), we’re talking about NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre, and he’s there to promote a range of bizarre conspiracy theories concerning gun confiscation and the Obama Administration. Over the years, Wayne and the NRA have learned that there’s no better fundraising tool than good ol’ fearmongering. This year, however, a far more interesting and revealing moment occurred at CPAC when NRA President David Keene presented Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli with the “Defender of Freedom Award” on behalf of the NRA...
  • VA AG Ken Cuccinelli Schooled MA AG Coakley on Freedom

    02/24/2012 5:34:06 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Cuccinelli Schooled Coakley on Freedom By Quin Hillyer on 2.23.12 @ 11:58AM Catching up with two-week-old events that I attended but had no time to write about, I finally have given attention to a really important forum at the National Press Club in which Virginia AG and conservative hero Ken Cuccinelli absolutely schooled Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley on the importance of individual liberty. Please read it, not because I wrote it, but to see Cuccinelli at his considerable best. A taste: Cuccinelli pounded home that theme. "This litigation relates to liberty." ObamaCare is part of "the dramatic destruction of liberty...
  • Richmond pro-life Rally urges senators, Bolling to back 'personhood' bill

    02/16/2012 7:52:56 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    On the measure's first day in the Senate after it cleared the House on Tuesday, abortion opponents rallied at the state Capitol to support House Bill 1, which would define life as beginning at conception. Nearly 100 people gathered Wednesday at Capitol Square's Bell Tower to advocate for the measure, wearing yellow scarves and carrying yellow balloons, along with "Support HB1" posters that depicted a fetus. The bill would impart the rights of "personhood" to a human embryo at the moment of conception, creating a civil cause of action for the wrongful death of an unborn child killed by the...
  • Virginia Attorney General investigating Gingrich campaign ballot signatures fraud claim

    02/11/2012 12:52:16 PM PST · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    wsls ^ | February 10, 2012 | WSLS-TV Staff Reports
    ROANOKE, VA -- The Virginia Attorney General's office is investigating the campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, over claims of ballot signature fraud. At the end of December, Gingrich told CNN that the reason he did not qualify for the Virginia primary, is because one of the people his campaign hired falsified a lot of signatures. The attorney general's office tells WSLS that the State Board of Elections asked it to investigate the claim. A spokesman for the attorney general's office emphasized that the investigation is not looking into Gingrich himself.
  • VA AG Ken Cuccinelli receives “Defender of the Constitution” Award at CPAC

    02/11/2012 10:55:48 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    Attorney General hailed by conservative crowd Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli was awarded the Defender of the Constitution award Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C. Presenting the award, David Keene, President of the National Rifle Associate said Cuccinelli is a champion of conservative values and his view that he is “healthily suspicious of government in all circumstances” embodies the movement to cheers from the large conservative crowd. “The first duty I am obliged to pursue is the defense of the U.S. and Virginia Constitution,” Cuccinelli said. He said many politicians just said the oath so...
  • VA Gov. Bob McDonnell, A G Ken Cuccinelli to speak at CPAC

    02/02/2012 11:20:23 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 25 replies
    Bob McDonnell, Ken Cuccinelli to speak at CPAC By Anita Kumar Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli both will be speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference next month— a gathering that often provides a stage for presidential hopefuls. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown) Cuccinelli will be getting the “Defender of the Constitution Award” on Feb. 9. McDonnell will be speaking Feb. 10. Former governor James Gilmore (R) will be speaking on a panel about whether the Arab Spring is good or bad for the United States. McDonnell and Cuccinelli have been...
  • Va. AG backs off call for GOP primary rule changes (Perry, Gingrich)

    01/01/2012 7:57:49 PM PST · by VinL · 31 replies
    WMBF NEWS ^ | 1-1-12 | Staff?
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is no longer pushing for a change in rules that kept two candidates off the state's March 6 Republican presidential primary ballot. The Republican Party of Virginia determined that Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry had failed to submit the required 10,000 signatures of registered voters. The candidates have gone to court to challenge their exclusion from Virginia's ballot, which will include only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. Cuccinelli, a Republican, said in a statement Saturday that ballot access laws need to be changed not for any candidate, but for the voters....
  • VA AG Cuccinelli Email: Ballot access changes going forward, not for 2012

    01/01/2012 7:11:25 PM PST · by EDINVA · 44 replies
    email | January 1, 2012 | Ken Cuccinelli
    Email from Ken Cuccinelli, Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia. January 1, 2012 Dear Friends and Fellow Virginians, As many of you read yesterday in the news (link here for the story) I was considering supporting an effort to change the rules to allow the full range of presidential candidates on Virginia's ballot on March 6th. I obviously feel very strongly that Virginia needs to change its ballot access requirements for our statewide elections. However, after working through different scenarios with Republican and Democratic leaders to attempt to make changes in time for the 2012 Presidential election, my concern grows that...
  • Virginia Attorney General Intervenes in GOP Primary Ballot Dispute

    12/31/2011 9:43:16 AM PST · by TBBT · 136 replies ^ | 12/31/2011 | Carl Cameron
    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is intervening in the Virginia presidential primary dispute and plans to file emergency legislation to address the inability of most Republican presidential candidates to get their name on the ballot, Fox News has learned. Only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul qualified for the Virginia primary, a contest with 49 delegates up for grabs. The failure of other candidates to qualify -- notably Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry -- led to complaints that the 10,000-signature requirement is too stringent. Cuccinelli, who is a Republican, shared the concerns. "Recent events have underscored that our system is deficient,"...
  • Cuccinelli IS the Conservative Mood

    Cuccinelli IS the Conservative Mood By Richard A. Viguerie | 12/12/11 Ken Cuccinelli wants to be Virginia’s next governor. People in his position tend to make nice and kowtow to the hierarchy in their political party. If – yes, if – they have strong principles, they tend to suppress them when principle conflicts with party bosses. At Newt Gingrich’s request, I recently convened a meeting between Newt and uncommitted leaders of the conservative movement, much along the lines of meetings convened by others between conservative leaders and other candidates such as Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum.
  • Newt hit buzz saw in meeting with Right leaders

    12/08/2011 11:51:17 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Thursday December 8, 2011
    A flattering account of a meeting earlier this week in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich met with a group of 63 conservative leaders is prompting angry reactions among at least some of the attendees. The Conservative HQ story described Gingrich's exchange with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in terms suggesting it was anything but tense: "One of the earliest and toughest questions came from Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli who noted many of the ideas Speaker Gingrich had championed seemed like they might end-up growing government.  'How can we be sure, what’s the restraint on you that these ideas won’t...
  • VA AG Ken Cuccinelli Op Ed: Better health through consumer choice

    12/06/2011 6:17:20 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Congress should ready market-based replacement for Obamacare As one of a number of attorneys general challenging the federal health care law, I am cautiously optimistic that the Supreme Court will strike down the law and its requirement that every citizen buy government-approved health insurance. Congress clearly has the power to regulate commerce, but using that power to force individuals into commerce goes too far. If the federal government crosses that line, it will have unlimited power to order citizens to buy virtually anything in the name of the “public good.” That is why I have said that Virginia’s lawsuit against...
  • Cuccinelli says he will run

    12/03/2011 7:34:20 AM PST · by La Lydia · 15 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | December 2, 2011
    Ending months of speculation, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said Thursday that he will run for governor in 2013. The decision — unveiled in an email to employees of his office and confirmed by top deputies — sets up a potential contested GOP gubernatorial primary battle with Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who stepped aside and ran for a second term in 2009 to make way for then-Attorney General Bob McDonnell's successful run for governor. "Although I originally expected to serve as attorney general for another term, my job is that of public servant, and I feel that two years from...
  • Cuccinelli confirms run for governor (against Romneybot Bill Bolling)

    12/01/2011 9:39:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-12-01 | Anita Kumar
    RICHMOND — Republican Ken Cuccinelli II, Virginia’s outspoken attorney general who has drawn national support from the tea party movement, confirmed Thursday that he will run for governor in 2013. Cuccinelli’s candidacy sets up a potentially contentious — and expensive — primary fight against Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R), a presumptive gubernatorial candidate.
  • 'They're Crazy,' Cuccinelli Says of GMU Officials (OH)

    11/20/2011 2:41:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 18 November, 2011 | Susan Larson
    The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) was certain Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli had sold them out. “His opinion on the GMU ban went against us,” said VCDL Vice President Jim Snyder in his introduction of Cuccinelli at Thursday night’s membership meeting in the Mason Governmental Center. Cuccinelli soon allayed the group’s fears: “As Attorney General I cannot undercut my client by going out and saying something like, ‘You’re idiots for doing this.’ But the case is over, and I can now say I think they’re crazy.” In January 2011, the Virginia Supreme Court upheld George Mason University's prohibition against guns...
  • BOV prohibits concealed guns(VA)

    11/14/2011 7:14:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 14 November, 2011 | Rose Lee
    The Board of Visitors approved a regulation Friday banning firearms on Grounds, at the University Medical Center and at the College at Wise. The regulation is consistent with an already existing University policy prohibiting weapons, fireworks and explosives on University property. The decision comes after Virginia Attorney General and University alumnus Ken Cuccinelli opined in July that the University’s “policy” banning weapons could not apply to those with concealed weapons permits. In the opinion, Cuccinelli acknowledged that a similar regulation at George Mason University carries the force of law with regard to concealed weapons. “Regulations” undergo a more formal process...
  • Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli at Values Voter Summit 2011

    10/31/2011 10:40:15 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    Click below for the Ken Cuccinelli speech at this year's Value Voter Summit
  • VA AG Cuccinelli responds to EPA in court

    10/20/2011 9:51:02 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    AG Cuccinelli responds to EPA in court, underscoring agency's improper conduct in greenhouse gases ruling ~ Brief filed on behalf of Texas, Virginia, 13 other states ~ RICHMOND, VA (October 18, 2011)--Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II announced today that his office has filed a response to the Environmental Protection Agency in his appeal of the agency's 2009 ruling that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are pollutants dangerous to human health. The reply brief was filed Monday in the District of Columbia Circuit Court on behalf of Virginia, Texas, and 13 other states. The brief argues the EPA...

    09/16/2011 2:04:44 PM PDT · by EDINVA · 12 replies
    email | 09/16/2011 | Ken Cuccinelli
    Dear Fellow Virginians and Americans, As you all probably know, we heard from the Fourth Circuit last week in Virginia's healthcare lawsuit. The court decided unanimously to throw the case out on standing and not address the merits of our constitutional arguments. However, the story is far more complicated than that. You may recall that Liberty University's suit was heard at the very same time as Virginia's. The court threw that case out as well; however, two of the judges stated what they would have done on the merits, and that has interesting implications as we press on to the...
  • Statement of VA AG Ken Cuccinelli on Court's ruling against VA, supporting Obamacare

    09/09/2011 6:03:25 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 23 replies
    Commonwealth of Virginia Office of the Attorney General For media inquiries only, contact: Brian J. Gottstein Email: (best contact method) Phone: 804-786-5874 Cuccinelli expresses disappointment in Fourth Circuit’s ruling in health care case RICHMOND, VA (September 8, 2011)— Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli responded today to the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Virginia’s lawsuit against the federal government’s health care reform act. “Obviously, we are disappointed in the ruling. Our disappointment not only stems from the fact that the court ruled against us, but also that the court did not even reach the merits on the...
  • Cuccinelli might challenge Warner for Senate seat in 2014

    08/21/2011 6:46:35 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-08-16 | Anita Kumar
    RICHMOND — Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) said he might run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, possibly setting up a race against one of Virginia’s most popular politicians, Democrat Mark R. Warner. Cuccinelli, who garnered national attention for suing the federal government over the new health-care law, had said he would run for reelection or governor in 2013. But in an interview with The Washington Post, he said for the first time that he could instead run for the Senate. In the interview, he accused Warner — a former governor who has expressed frustrations with the workings of...
  • Tech scare rekindles guns on campus debate(VA)

    08/06/2011 6:07:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 5 August, 2011 | AMANDA IACONE
    RICHMOND — A gun scare Thursday at Virginia Tech rekindled the debate about carrying firearms at state-run universities. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli recently waded into the debate. In an official advisory opinion, Cuccinelli found a University of Virginia gun policy too restrictive and lacking in authority. The opinion, released last month, said that a George Mason University regulation, which has the force of law, unlike a policy, offered a legal way to restrict firearms inside classroom buildings or at campus events but still allow weapons outdoors. The Virginia Supreme Court upheld the George Mason regulation but found that universities can’t...
  • Cuccinelli Speaks Out About Opinion on Guns at UVA(VA)

    08/06/2011 6:54:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 5 August, 2011 | NA
    Virginia Tech is receiving generally positive reviews for how it handled an on-campus gun scare Thursday. It's with some irony that a day later, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is again talking about having the University of Virginia bow to state laws and allow those with permits to bring guns onto grounds. In a opinion issued last month at the request of a republican state senator, Cuccinelli says the University of Virginia may not bar people with concealed carry permits from bringing firearms onto grounds. Cuccinelli said, "Honestly all we say in an opinion is what the law is. We...
  • Poll has Cuccinelli in good shape in Virginia

    08/03/2011 6:47:54 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Politicos and pundits are waiting with baited breath on Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II’s next move. Re-election? Senate? Governor? He has said his current plans are to run for re-election but has not ruled out a bid for governor in 2013. If a poll released Tuesday by the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling is any indication, he’d have more than a fair shot at the GOP nomination. Among Republican primary voters, Mr. Cuccinelli, who has made a name for himself filing high-profile lawsuits against the federal government over health care and carbon emissions, leads Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling...
  • Colleges should not be 'defense-free' zones(VA)

    07/24/2011 5:59:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 24 July, 2011 | ZACHARY ZALNERAITIS
    Virginia's top lawyer stands firm on the issue of campus defense. In a recent opinion, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli affirmed the rights of concealed-handgun permit holders to possess firearms on campus despite an apparent conflict with University of Virginia policy. Virginia's code of law states that a holder of a concealed-handgun permit may possess a handgun anywhere except "in places where such possession is prohibited by law." As Cuccinelli points out, the policies of the University of Virginia do not hold the force of law and therefore cannot restrict where permit holders may carry. In addition, were the total ban...
  • Key Campus Carry Victories in Wisconsin, Virginia

    07/17/2011 9:25:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 11 July, 2011 | NA
    As college students across the country prepare to convene in the nation’s capitol to discuss college gun bans on August 8th, two more states have expanded the right to carry concealed weapons on campus. Wisconsin became the 49th state to decriminalize bearing arms for defense when Governor Scott Walker signed SB 93 into law on July 8. The law, which goes into effect in November, removes the state prohibition on concealed carry, limiting possession of firearms on K-12 institutions but excluding college campuses. “Carrying a concealed weapon for protection is no longer a criminal offense in Wisconsin,” said David Burnett,...
  • Virginia Attorney General says UVA cannot ban gun carry

    07/05/2011 1:17:55 PM PDT · by majstoll · 10 replies ^ | July 5, 2011 | Mike Stollenwerk
    On the heels of his recent opinion holding that "self-defense" is "good and sufficient reason" to carry a gun to church, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli now says that state colleges like the University of Virginia cannot ban the carriage of concealed handguns by proper license holders. The opinion was written in response to a question by Senator Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon). . . . According to's campus carry map, most states are just like Virginia and do not generally prohibit by law gun carry on college campuses by visitors or students. . . .
  • email from VA democrats, bashing Gov. McDonnell and AG Ken Cuccinelli

    06/30/2011 9:56:00 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Subject: McDonnell and Cuccinelli have the Koch Brothers - We have you Dear friend, Last weekend while you were enjoying the weather or catching up with chores around the house, do you know where your Governor and Attorney General were? If you guessed in Richmond creating jobs and making life better for Virginians I’m sorry to disappoint you. They were in Vail at a conference hosted by Charles and David Koch, the billionaire CEO’s who help bankroll the Tea Party and a score of other right-wing, anti-environment, anti-middle class causes. That’s right. While Virginia families struggle to find work and...
  • Virginia AG to sue FCC over ‘net neutrality’

    06/25/2011 12:57:09 PM PDT · by freespirited · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 06/23/11 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Wading into another fierce ideological battle, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II has announced plans to sue regarding new federal regulation of the Internet and has urged other states to jump on board his fight against “net neutrality.” Calling the regulations the “most egregious of all violations of federal law,” Mr. Cuccinelli told The Washington Times on Thursday that he will begin in July or August to gather support from other attorneys general and private partners for a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission. “They have no respect for the courts, no respect for the states, no respect for...
  • AG Ken Cuccinelli to sue to stop Federal regulation of Internet

    06/24/2011 6:19:38 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 18 replies
    Wading into another fierce ideological battle, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II has announced plans to sue regarding new federal regulation of the Internet and has urged other states to jump on board his fight against “net neutrality.” Calling the regulations the “most egregious of all violations of federal law,” Mr. Cuccinelli told The Washington Times on Thursday that he will begin in July or August to gather support from other attorneys general and private partners for a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission. “They have no respect for the courts, no respect for the states, no respect for...
  • My PERFECT Palin Cabinet

    06/06/2011 11:04:24 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 38 replies
    6 June 2011 | US Navy Vet
    Pres: Palin VP: Vacant(please fill in) Sec State: Bolten Sec Treas: Cain Sec Defense: Jeb Babbin Sec Int: Vacant(please fill in) Sec Energy: Abolished rolled into DoD Sec Ed: Abolished all employees FIRED/No serverance Sec Army: Alen West Sec Air Force: Gen MacInerney(sp?) Sec Navy: Admiral James Service Chairman JCS: USMC Peter Pace Please fill in you chioce for the rest of them...
  • Ken Cuccinelli to Co-Host on WMAL from 7-9 am, June 2, 2011 (Vanity?)

    06/02/2011 4:03:14 AM PDT · by Nickname · 10 replies
    Facebook ^ | June 2, 2011 | Ken Cuccinelli
    I'm co-hosting WMAL tomorrow morning (Thursday morn) from 7 to 9 a.m. This will be a new "first." Looking forward to it! Listen at
  • Appeals panel hearing ObamaCare suit comprised of 2 Obama nominees and a Clinton nominee

    05/10/2011 7:00:58 AM PDT · by UniqueViews · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 10, 2011 | Philip Klein
    A three-judge federal appeals panel comprised of two Obama nominees and a Clinton nominee will hear arguments later this morning in two lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the national health care law. The makeup of the U.S. Fourth Circuit of Appeals panel is crucial, because in lower court rulings so far, Democratic judges have upheld the law while Republican judges have declared it unconstitutional. The judges on the panel will be Obama nominees James A. Wynn, Jr and Andre M. Davis, who will sit on the panel along with Clinton nominee Diana Gribbon Motz.
  • Reasserting Federalism in Defense of Liberty [VA Atty. Gen. Ken Cuccinelli

    05/05/2011 9:00:28 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Hillsdale College ^ | April 2011 | Ken Cuccinelli
    Hillsdale CollegeAbout Imprimis Imprimis is the free monthly speech digest of Hillsdale College and is dedicated to educating citizens and promoting civil and religious liberty by covering cultural, economic, political and educational issues of enduring significance.  The content of Imprimis is drawn from speeches delivered to Hillsdale College-hosted events, both on-campus and off-campus.  First published in 1972, Imprimis is one of the most widely circulated opinion publications in the nation with over 1.9 million subscribers. April 2011 Ken Cuccinelli Attorney General of Virginia Reasserting Federalism in Defense of Liberty  KEN CUCCINELLI was elected the Attorney General of Virginia in November 2009....
  • Fallout: The state of Virginia drops the law firm that dropped the House’s DOMA case

    04/29/2011 3:48:05 PM PDT · by rhema · 22 replies
    WORLD ^ | 4/29/11 | Emily Belz
    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli dropped the state’s business with King & Spaulding after the Atlanta-based law firm dropped the U.S. House of Representatives’ case defending the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this week. Cuccinelli told the firm in a biting letter Wednesday that he did not object to working with law firms who defend objectionable people or causes, like the firm’s work defending terrorist suspects. But he said the firm’s unprofessional behavior—taking the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case and then dropping it after coming under pressure from gay rights groups—was the cause for his decision to terminate its...

    04/25/2011 8:06:37 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 102 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 04/25/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    The Supreme Court is in no rush to either consider challenges to ObamaCare or consolidate them, at least not at the moment. Earlier today, the court passed on an opportunity to expedite the appeal process, turning down Virginia’s Ken Cuccinelli, despite his appeal for a fast-track review on constitutional grounds: The Supreme Court rejected a call Monday from Virginia’s attorney general to depart from its usual practice and put review of the health care law on a fast track. Instead, judicial review of President Barack Obama’s signature legislation will continue in federal appeals courts. The justices turned down a request...
  • Supreme Court Rejects Virginia Request for Review of Health Care Law

    04/25/2011 7:17:28 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 58 replies
    Supreme Court Rejects Virginia Request for Review of Health Care Law
  • Supreme Court takes no action on request to expedite health-care law review (relist for 4/22)

    04/18/2011 4:01:59 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 45 replies · 1+ views
    WaPo ^ | 04/18/2011 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday took no action on Virginia’s request that it immediately review the nation’s health-care overhaul law.
  • VA AG Cuccinelli rules on "Good and Sufficient Reason" for concealed carry in churches!

    04/12/2011 11:34:55 AM PDT · by P8riot · 15 replies
    VCDL VA-Alert | 04/11/2011 | VCDL VA-Alert
    Good news! Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has formally ruled that self-defense is considered "good and sufficient reason" for the lawful carry of handguns into a church during a service! (Good and sufficient reason isn't needed at other times.) The ruling also stated that churches, as private property, can ban or restrict such carry (which is consistent with Virginia law and would make for a trespass charge if violated). This is excellent news also for the various preachers and pastors who have asked me about this issue. Here is the ruling: NOTE: This is an Attorney General's opinion. It carries...
  • VA Attorney General Cuccinelli wins award from conservative group

    04/09/2011 11:24:17 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has won an award from a national conservative group, the Sam Adams Alliance. Here’s a release from Cuccinelli’s office: Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli received the Public Servant of the Year Award this evening. He was not at the Chicago ceremony, but offered these remarks: I am grateful to receive the Public Servant of the Year Award from the Sam Adams Alliance. It was an honor to be considered, and it is an even greater honor to be the recipient of an award named for a patriot known for his ability to organize citizens at the...
  • Supreme Court will take up Virginia's health-care petition April 15 (Cuccinelli)

    03/25/2011 8:18:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Times Dispatch ^ | 3/25/11 | Jim Nolan
    Supreme Court will take up Virginia's health-care petition April 15By Jim Nolan Published: March 25, 2011 On April 15, the U.S. Supreme Court will discuss Virginia's petition to have its lawsuit against the federal health-care law bypass appellate court review and be heard directly by the high court. The Supreme Court put the matter on its calendar. There is no timetable for the court to decide on Virginia's petition, however. The case, Commonwealth of Virginia v. Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama's secretary of health and human resources, currently is scheduled to be heard May 10 in the 4th U.S. Circuit...