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Virginia's Local Government

A Supreme Court Case That Overturned A Law
Function of Federal Government
Function of State Government
Function of Local Government
Function of Shared Power Between State and Federal Governments
Two Presidental Roles
Vice President
Two Cabinet Secretaries
Senate President Pro Tempore
Speaker of the House
1 Senate and 1 House Commitee Chairperson
Two U.S. Senators from Virginia
Your Congressional Representative
A Bill Presently Under Consideration
A Recently Signed Law
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
A Female Justice of the Supreme Court
A Justice of the Supreme Court Who Is a Minority
An Example of a Landmark Supreme Court Case
A Supreme Court Case That Overturned A Law
Three Examples of the Checks and Balances System
Virginia's Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Your Virginia Sate Senator
Your Virginia State Delegate
Highest Elected Official in Fairfax County
Your District's County Supervisor
Your School Board Representatives
Quiz and Answer Key

On February 2, 2004, a federal judge overturned a Virginia abortion law.  He said it was a "no-brain case" and that it invaded the privacy right of the woman.  The judge's name is Richard L. Williams.  He is a U.S. District judge.  Some people, including Virginia congressman John Cosgrove, who is trying to pass a similar law, were suprised about the judge's ruling.  Cosgrove said that he won't give up on the bill just yet.


Richard Williams


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