News

ACLU Welcomes Veto Of School-Related Bill

ACLU Welcomes Veto Of School-Related Bill

Photo: WINA

The Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is applauding Governor McAuliffe’s veto of school-related legislation that was approved by the General Assembly. McAuliffe (pictured) refused to accept a bill requiring schools to allow student prayer at official events such as graduation ceremonies and sporting events where students are a captive audience. The Executive Director of the ACLU says the measure was unnecessary. The legislation was authored by State Senator Charles Carrico (R-Grayson County). Its supporters in the General Assembly have the option of trying to override McAuliffe’s veto.

 

Latest Stories

in Entertainment

Lena Dunham and Kate Mara hit by a falling sign

Lena Dunham, of HBO's "Girls," arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards held at The Nokia Theatre  in Los Angeles.

The "Girls" and "House of Cards" actresses saw stars of their own after an accident at a Venice premiere.

in Entertainment

Charges dropped against Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s suspected drug dealer

In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The GenArt Quaker Good Energy Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote," was found dead Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in his New York apartment. He was 46.

Drug-selling charges against a friend of late film star Philip Seymour Hoffman have been dropped after officers neglected to read the suspect his Miranda rights.

in Entertainment

Hayao Miyazaki, Harry Belafonte among winners of honorary Oscars

"Ponyo" director Hayao Miyazaki poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

The Academy announces the recipients of this year's Governors Awards. See who made the list!