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A Washington, D.C.-based think tank filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming Virginia’s attorney general office is hiding documents showing the extent of the state’s role in an attorney general-led climate crusade. Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Chris Horner is suing Virginia for repeatedly denying requests for information supposedly confirming the state’s authority to hire privately funded lawyers. Horner argues state […]

Virginia AG hit with lawsuit for efforts to bring aboard Bloomberg-funded climate prosecutors

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring was hit with a lawsuit Wednesday aimed at unearthing the details of his efforts to bring on a lawyer to pursue climate litigation through a program paid for by billionaire Michael Bloomberg. Chris Horner, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), said he filed the lawsuit after Mr. Herring’s office refused to provide […]

CEI Sues Virginia Attorney General Seeking Information on Privately-Funded Prosecutor

Government Accountability & Oversight’s (and Virginia Citizen) Christopher Horner and the free-market public policy group Competitive Enterprise Institute today sued Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring under Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act. The lawsuit, filed in the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond, aims to: Reconcile contradictory positions of the Office of Attorney General (OAG) regarding its […]

Video: Law Enforcement For Rent In Virginia

Public records, including those from Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, show a pattern of law enforcement offices turning to off-the-books payments for privately funded lawyers to push a political agenda that was roundly rejected at the ballot box by the American people The scheme raises serious questions about special interests setting states’ policy and law […]

Virginia AG: “No records” showing it actually considered legality, ethics of Bloomberg-financed Climate Prosecutor

The Virginia Office of Attorney General has responded to the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) that OAG has “no records” on which it based its claims to possessing the legal authority to bring on board a Bloomberg-funded special prosecutor for climate, that this posed no gift prohibitions, and that OAG faced no Virginia-specific impediments to such […]