Law and Policy

In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Amy Coney Barrett, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit judge, speaks during the University of Notre Dame's Law School commencement ceremony at the university, in South Bend, Ind. Barrett, a front-runner to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has established herself as a reliable conservative on hot-button legal issues from abortion to gun control. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)
Her Words: Amy Coney Barrett on Faith, Precedent, Abortion

WASHINGTON D.C.- Barrett's quotes and previous rulings paint a picture of what kind of Supreme Court Justice she might be.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett listens as President Donald Trump announces Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump taps Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday

Police Under Review?
Police Under Review? Virginia Bill Gives Citizen Boards More Power

RICHMOND-It happened quickly Friday. There weren’t any speeches for or against.

A look at Alexandria's Commonwealth Avenue after the Sept.  flood.
What’s The Solution? Alexandria Deals With Flood Damage

ALEXANDRIA-In July 2019, LaMonica Johnston’s 7-week-old son almost drowned in her own home.

Mandatory Sentencing
Mandatory Sentencing Survives, as Virginia Committee Strikes Changes

RICHMOND-If you assault a police officer, it’s automatically a felony charge and a mandatory six month jail sentence in Virginia.

Virginia officials issued a warning after an incident Saturday in Fairfax County.
After Saturday’s Voting Incident, Fairfax, State Officials Issue Warning

FAIRFAX-Voter intimidation will not be tolerated. That was the message handed out Saturday after people raised concerns at the Fairfax County Government Center.

In this April 6, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg applauds after a performance in her honor after she spoke about her life and work during a discussion at Georgetown Law School in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Breaking Barriers: Lawmakers Reflect on Ginsburg’s Legacy, Historic Virginia Case

LEXINGTON-How does Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy connect to Virginia history?