Government & Courts

The Dem VP candidate okayed Jens Soering's return to Germany in 2010—to no avail.
Photo Clements Mayes

VP candidate and convicted murderer in spotlight again

Former UVA student Jens Soering has spent more than 30 years in prison while protesting his innocence. And Tim Kaine, shortly before he left the Governor’s Mansion in 2010, agreed to repatriate Soering to Germany, a move that was immediately overturned by his successor, Bob McDonnell. Now Kaine has been tapped to be the Democratic […]

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell's corruption charges were overturned. Photo by Scott Elmquist

Uncorrupted: Bob McDonnell gets a free pass

Believe it or not, we were not wholly unsurprised by the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidating the multiple counts of corruption against former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell. The main reason we were expecting the supremes to issue a “get out of jail free” card for McDonnell is simple: During his tenure as governor, the […]