Latest Supreme Court of Virginia News

Virginia court picks experts to draw maps for redistricting

Nov. 19, 2021 16:03 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has selected two outside experts from a pool of nominees put forward by lawmakers to help it complete its task of drawing new legislative districts to conform with the 2020 census. The court unanimously appointed Sean...

Virginia Supreme Court rejects GOP redistricting nominees

Nov. 12, 2021 19:23 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, VA. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia, now tasked with drawing new legislative districts in the state to conform with the 2020 census, has told Republicans to submit three new nominees to help it in its task amid complaints that they are too partisan. ...

Virginia supreme court rejects redistricting challenge

Sep. 22, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected a legal challenge to a state law that changes how prison inmates are counted for purposes of redistricting. The challenge came from individuals, including southwest Virginia state Sen. Travis Hackworth, who...

New capsule installed within pedestal where Lee statue stood

Sep. 11, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND,, Va. (AP) — Workers at the site in Virginia's capital where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was taken down this week installed a new time capsule Saturday within the statue's massive pedestal, after efforts to locate an 1887 capsule were suspended. ...

Gen. Lee statue can be removed, Virginia Supreme Court rules

Sep. 02, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that the state can remove an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a prominent spot in the state's capital city, saying “values change and public policy changes too” in a democracy. ...

Virginia Supreme Court sides with governor, ruling state can remove Richmond's statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee

Sep. 02, 2021 08:54 AM EDT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Supreme Court sides with governor, ruling state can remove Richmond's statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Virginia high court rules for teacher in transgender debate

Aug. 31, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld a lower court ruling that ordered the reinstatement of a northern Virginia gym teacher who said he won't refer to transgender students by the pronouns they use. Loudoun County Public Schools appealed to the...