After attending oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, the marriage equality case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement. Herring is the first state attorney general to argue successfully at the district level and on appeal that his state's marriage ban should be struck down as unconstitutional.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that Floyd Taybron, a member of the "36 Street Bang Squad Bloods," has been convicted of two counts of First Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Use of a Firearm within 1000 feet of a School, and Felony Gang Participation.
This week, Attorney General Mark R. Herring will commemorate Crime Victims' Rights Week by bringing awareness to those who have suffered from crime and highlighting services for victims offered by the Office of the Attorney General.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement after the General Assembly agreed to Governor McAuliffe's ethics bill amendment establishing $100 annual aggregate limit on gifts received by officials.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring concluded his second annual statewide public safety tour Tuesday with a regional meeting on the Eastern Shore with representatives from Northampton, Accomack, Exmore, and Chincoteague.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that Benjamin Baker Thompson, age 22, of North Chesterfield, Virginia, pled guilty today to three counts of possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment with 8 years suspended in Chesterfield County Circuit Court by Judge David Johnson.
Attorney General Herring believes that transparency and accountability are keys to good governance. The people of Virginia have the right to know how their money is being spent and how this office is working on their behalf.