Virginia (/vərˈdʒɪnjə/), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as a former dominion of the English Crown, and "Mother of Presidents" due to the most U.S. presidents having been born there. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision.
Posts about Virginia
    • Argument preview: Pregnancy and workplace equality

      At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on the kind of protection against workplace discrimination that a 1978 federal law provides for women workers who become pregnant. Arguing for the woman involved in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., will be Samuel R. Bagenstos of Ann Arbor, Mich.

      Lyle Denniston/ SCOTUSblog- 8 readers -
    • It was on this day that Rosa Parks made history by riding a bus

      It was on this day that Rosa Parks made history by riding a bus December 1, 2014 by NCC Staff Today marks the 59th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ decision to sit down for her rights on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, putting the effort to end segregation on a fast track. Parks was arrested on December 1, 1955, after she refused to give up her seat on a crowded bus to a white passenger.

      Constitution Daily- 8 readers -
    • New same-sex marriage case on way to the Court

      The leaders of the two branches of the North Carolina state legislature notified a federal court on Friday that they will ask the Supreme Court to rule promptly on the constitutionality of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. In a filing at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the two legislative leaders — both Republicans — asked the Fourth Circuit to put on ...

      Lyle Denniston/ SCOTUSblog- 3 readers -
  • Recreational Vehicle Accidents

    … Recreational Vehicle Accidents from Brien Roche Law Virginia is a great state for outdoor adventures and off-road excitement. As a state that has both mountains and beaches, Virginia is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. If you are one of the many residents or visitors that own a recreational vehicle, you can partake in all that this great state has…

    Brien Roche/ Brien Roche Law- 4 readers -
  • What is covered by Medicare in a skilled nursing facility?

    … contractors receive a commission for detecting and recovering overpayments, so doctors and hospitals are very motivated to avoid charging Medicare for expenses that are not covered. The elder law attorneys at Hook Law Center assist Virginia families with will preparation, trust & estate administration, guardianships and conservatorships, long-term care planning, special needs planning, veterans benefits, and more. To learn more, visit or call 757-399-7506. …

    Hook Law Center » Blog- 5 readers -
  • Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    … Virginia, and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia (1779-1781). Just after the war ended, Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France. Thomas Jefferson spent the rest of his life burdened by debt. To relieve some of his debt, he asked his eldest grandson, Jefferson Randolph…

    Stephen A. Mendel/ The Mendel Law Firm, L.P.- 2 readers -
  • Being Believed and the Virginia Rape Hoax

    … Republic. And scholars of literature and history cannot be ignorant of the psychology of false accusation, from the biblical story of Potiphar's wife down to the rape charges by Tawana Brawley, cynically perpetuated by Al Sharpton. Yet, in the climate of the moment, none of the perspective that these teachers could have offered, even if they had wished…

    Bill Otis/ Crime and Consequences Blog- 4 readers -
  • News Scan

    …TX High Court Upholds Death Sentence: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the conviction and death sentence for a man found guilty of murdering two people in 2011. Paul J. Gately of KWTX News reports that 25-year-old Ricky Cummings appealed his sentence claiming improper jury selection and exclusion of some evidence related to his…

    Crime and Consequences Blog- 4 readers -
  • Blog Honored Again for 2014 Posts

    … to write about, please let me know. I am working on a post about recent developments in FMLA law and how they impact work injury claims, and more posts about temporary and permanent light duty. Thanks for reading. Virginia “Nevada Workers’ Compensation Law Blog, written by claimant’s attorney and former administrative appeals officer, Virginia Hunt…

    Virginia Hunt/ Nevada Workers' Compensation Law Blog- 2 readers -
  • Yes, Virginia, There is an Arthur J. Morris

    … Carolina writer and commentator Warren Bingham tells us about Morris in his article just published in the Winter 2014 issue of Carolina Banker. In "A North Carolina Native You Should Know: Arthur J. Morris," Bingham shares that Morris had to finance his own education at the Law School ('01) after his father learned of his gambling and cut off finances…

    MoreUs Law Library Blawg- 3 readers -
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