Ralph Northam

Virginia Democrats’ Policy Change May Enable More Coverups of Misdemeanor Sexual Misconduct in Schools

Virginia Democrats quietly amended a law last year, softening a policy that, even in its current state, should have required Loudoun County Public Schools to report the apparent sexual assault that has roiled the school board this week, as parents accused officials of covering up a teenage girl’s rape because it would undermine a pro-transgender bathroom policy.

Students walking the hallways are seen February 21, 2014, at Steuart W. Weller Elementary

End of History: Virginia’s Robert E. Lee Statue Coming Down

A 130-year-old statue of Civil War General Robert E. Lee that dominates a traffic circle in Richmond, Virginia, will fall Wednesday. The end of the largest extant Confederate monument in the United States draws to a close a series of protracted legal challenges that began more than a year ago when Gov. Ralph Northam ordered its removal.

July 4, 2020; Richmond, Virginia, United States; The full moon rises behind the Robert E.