US Supreme Court

  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Bob McDonnell corruption case. The justices voted 8-0 unanimously to vacate the conviction of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell. Does this mean McDonnell is free? He still remains a free man but prosecutors can re-try him on corruption charges. “Because the jury was not correctly instructed on […]

I am Miss Community Clooovia and my intentions is to always keep it community with the latest happenings out there in the “I AM RICHMOND REPORT.”  The Virginia Senate passes two LGBT bills that would protect gay and transgender individuals seeking employment in local and state government. Also, protection against housing discrimination. The Virginia General […]

It looks like former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell will remain free while his corruption convictions are on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Monday’s decision from the highest court in the land comes after McDonnell failed to win retrials from lower federal courts and could not convince a federal court in Richmond to allow him […]

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has maintained his innocence on corruption charges since being convicted in 2014 and sentenced to two years in prison in 2015. McDonnell announced on Tuesday that he will appeal his 11-count corruption convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court. A three-judge panel in the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied his request for a […]

  The ban on same-sex marriage has been lifted in Virginia.  On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a decision to prevent any further appeals on the matter of gay marriage. Now, marriage licenses for gay couples are being issued in Virginia today. The ruling also sets in motion gay marriages in five states […]

Same-sex marriages in Virginia will not become legal as expected because the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay on the lower court ruling. The high court Wednesday stayed a decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond which ruled the state’s ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional and that such marriages would be legal as of […]

U.S Senator Tim Kaine with 34 other fellow senators introduced legislation last week to reverse the Hobby Lobby decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. The legislation was introduced Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act. The Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision denies women access to critical health care services, including contraception which is a guaranteed service […]

On Tuesday, June 25, 2013 the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Section 4 of the Voter Rights Act of 1965 is invalid in Shelby County v. Holder. Section 4 is the provision of the law that desginates which parts of the country must have changes to their voting law cleared by the federal […]

Georgia Congressman John Lewis says he was overcome with emotion as a white Montgomery, Alabama Police Chief  publicly apologized for the horrendous actions of police on the historic ” Bloody Sunday ” of March, 1965 and took his official badge off of his uniform to give to Lewis as a offer of rememberance and forgiveness. Lewis, […]

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Healthcare Act by a 5-4 vote in chambers on Thursday afternoon. The decision means the huge overhaul, still only partly in effect, will proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. The ruling […]

In a move that will certainly not be pleasing to the Republicans who have railed against President Obama’s health care reform law from the day he signed the bill, the U S Supreme Court has upheld the law in it’s entirety, including the individual mandate which was the biggest part of the legislation that drew […]

This is National Women’s health week May 13-19, and for years we have been considered “a pre-existing condition.” Women we need primary care examinations early and often. President Barack Obama has receive much controversy centered around affordable care for all. Several states including Virginia have challenged the constitutionality of health care reform. A decision to […]