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Virginia AG calls for marijuana decriminalization

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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring called for the decriminalization of marijuana in an op-ed published by the Daily Press on Saturday.  The move comes just a week after reformist candidates virtually clinched Commonwealth’s Attorney races in Arlington and Fairfax County by winning the Democratic primary. In his op-ed, Herring points to the negative consequences convictions can have for offenders. In …

Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney race enters home stretch

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This year’s Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney (CA) race has been unusual. Typically, these races are sleepy affairs.  According to the Virginia chapter of the ACLU, between 2005 and 2015 72% of CA races in Virginia were uncontested.  For decades, Fairfax County has been a part of this story, with only two CAs since 1967.  However, for the first time in …