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With Donald Trump almost certain to announce his presidential candidacy for the 2024 election soon, any Justice Department investigation into his multiple acts of criminal behavior risks becoming tainted in politics, no matter how hard Attorney General Merrick Garland tries to assert his independence. The smartest move Garland could make at this point is to seek the appointment of a special counsel to help distance the investigation from the inevitable accusations of political bias. And the sooner he does it, the better.

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The judge reinstated the abortion ban Wednesday after he said the June U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade erased the legal foundation for his 2019 ruling that placed an injunction on the 1973 state law.

As the investigation into the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, continues, there are already lessons that every state and every community should take to heart, including here in Hampton Roads. Twenty-one people were killed — 19 children between the ages of 9 and 11, and two teachers — and 17 wounded when a gunman attacked the school. He was shot and killed by ...

Longtime political activist Paul Goldman is asking a simple question of state attorneys trying to block his bid to require elections this year for the Virginia House of Delegates under new maps the state's highest court approved in December.

Democratic senators put a halt to a key part of new GOP Attorney General Jason Miyares' agenda on Wednesday, spiking a bill that would have given Miyares new powers to prosecute crimes even after he scaled back his bill in the face of broad opposition from Virginia prosecutors.

"During the campaign, it was made clear that now Attorney General-elect Miyares and Attorney General Herring have very different visions for the office," said Miyares spokeswoman Victoria LaCivita by email. "We are restructuring the office, as every incoming AG has done in the past."

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