Attorney General Mark Herring will petition the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case challenging Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. Herring’s office says he will formally ask the justices to hear the case and “definitely settle the constitutional issues for the Commonwealth and the rest of the country.” The announcement comes four days after the Clerk of Circuit Court in Prince William County requested a stay of last week’s ruling from the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, which declared the state’s same-sex marrriage ban is unconstitutional. Just hours before Herring’s announcement, Utah formally petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear that state’s same-sex marriage ban.
Kevin Patrick McLeer was wanted for shooting into an occupied vehicle.
Prices at the pump are plunging, thanks mainly to falling oil prices.
Consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level since in more than seven years.
J.K. Rowling says the much-hated character Dolores Umbridge is based on a teacher to whom she took an instant dislike.
The lawyer for Jesse Matthew wants his client to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, and a trial date in Fairfax will be set in two weeks.