This comes as the heated debate over holiday displays on the grounds of the Loudoun County Courthouse will be decided in a few weeks. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors plan to vote Sept. 8. The board originally overturned last November’s ban on courthouse displays but decided to revisit the issue this summer.
Cuccinelli publicly released his advisory opinion in response. He said a local government can enjoy “considerable discretion” in accommodating the religious expression of their residents during traditional seasonal holidays.