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HERRING CHALLENGING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IMMIGRATION RULE

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Attorney General Mark Herring is leading a team of 13 states challenging rules proclaimed this week by his predecessor, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli, that would allow the deportation of legal immigrants if they briefly tap legal forms of assistance, including food stamps or housing aid, for which there is no current citizenship requirement.

VaNews August 16, 2019



AG: COMPANY SHUT DOWN AFTER CLAIMING TO BE MILITARY CHARITY

Associated Press

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says a company has been shut down after it claimed it to be a charity that sent care packages to U.S. service members overseas. Herring’s office said in a statement Wednesday that the company was Hearts 2 Heroes based out of Bunker Hill, West Virginia. It did business as Active Duty Support Services and sold care packages door-to-door.

VaNews August 15, 2019



HERRING CALLS FOR COURT REVIEW OF EPA CLEAN POWER PLAN REPEAL

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Attorney General Mark Herring is teaming up with counterparts from 21 other states,Washington D.C. and some of the nation’s biggest cities to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan.-- the 2015 regulation that would, for the first time, limit carbon emissions from power plants.

VaNews August 14, 2019



IT CAN BE TOUGH TO GET ACTION ON WHITE SUPREMACISTS, HERRING SAYS

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Trying to convince politicians to do something about white nationalist violence is something Attorney General Mark Herring knows something about. But not because he’s had a lot of success — though he says he’s going to keep trying when the General Assembly convenes next year.

VaNews August 8, 2019



AG HERRING SAYS VIRGINIA WILL NOT APPEAL RULING STRIKING 'HABITUAL DRUNKARD' LAW

By FRANK GREEN, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Friday that he will not appeal a closely divided federal appeals court decision overturning Virginia’s “habitual drunkard” law. “The General Assembly should have taken this strange and regressive law off the books a long time ago, but now that the court has done it for us I don’t see any need for the Commonwealth to continue this fight. Virginia can find better ways to address alcohol use disorders,” Herring said in a prepared statement.

VaNews August 5, 2019



FOIA REQUEST TO AG HERRING'S OFFICE CAME WITH UNEXPECTED COST, SENDER SAYS

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Josh Stanfield of Yorktown was surprised by the response he received to an FOIA request he made to the office of Attorney General Mark Herring. Stanfield was told to “kindly remit a deposit of $420.09 by check” if he wanted to proceed.

VaNews July 25, 2019



HERRING: WITH RECORD MARIJUANA ARRESTS, TIME NOW TO DECRIMINALIZE

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

With arrests for marijuana possession hitting their highest level in 20 years, Attorney General Mark Herring figures Virginia is getting farther and farther out of step with the rest of the nation — and with those stats show our state’s tough on dope stance is hitting African Americans unfairly hard, he’s reiterating his call for decriminalizing marijuana possession. “While other states are moving to a more sensible approach to cannabis, Virginia is still moving in the wrong direction. It makes absolutely no sense,” Herring said.

VaNews July 19, 2019



PROSECUTOR MIKE HERRING SAYS RICHMOND CAN’T COMBAT CRIME WITHOUT ADDRESSING PUBLIC HOUSING

By WHITTNEY EVANS, WCVE

The conversation around demolishing Richmond’s majority black public housing projects has been reignited recently, and one big supporter of this idea is outgoing Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Herring. He’s resigning next month to become a partner at the law firm McGuireWoods. In an interview before his resignation, he said poverty, specifically in the big six courts is largely to blame for the city’s ongoing battle with crime.

VaNews June 19, 2019



COLLINS, LAROCK DON'T SUPPORT HERRING'S CALL TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA

By ONOFRIO CASTIGLIA, Winchester Star (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring this week called for legalizing recreational marijuana use, but at least two area legislators don’t support the idea.

VaNews June 19, 2019



HERRING CALLS FOR MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IN VIRGINIA

By LAURA VOZZELLA, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Attorney General Mark Herring says he will push Virginia to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults — a first for a statewide official in the commonwealth, which has traditionally taken a conservative approach toward drugs.

VaNews June 18, 2019