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VBA will host first gubernatorial debate

Plans are taking shape for the traditional first debate between candidates for Virginia’s governorship at the Virginia Bar Association Summer Meeting at The Homestead. The debate is set for Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m. Both Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli ...

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Cuccinelli softens stance on public records law

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he will no longer routinely advance the contention that his office is not subject to the state Freedom of Information Act. Cuccinelli had included a disclaimer in recent FOIA responses stating that a 2011 ...

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Cuccinelli claims AG’s office not subject to FOIA

The attorney general’s office is not subject to Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says. In a recent letter denying a citizen’s request for conflict-of-information training data, a senior assistant attorney general responded saying a “good-faith argument” ...

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EEOC files, settles first GINA suit

Almost four years after the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act took effect, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed and settled the agency’s first lawsuit alleging discrimination under the law. GINA prohibits discrimination based on genetic information as well as the ...

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