The Night Note: 11/29/10

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By Brendan Williams-Kief
|  Monday, Nov 29, 2010  |  Updated 5:45 PM EDT
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The Night Note: Cuccinelli Down on Stewart's Rule of Law

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CUCCINELLI DOWN ON STEWART'S RULE OF LAW
Inside NoVA: "Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s office recently released an opinion which stated that provisions of  Prince William Chairman Corey Stewart’s  “Virginia Rule of Law” are unconstitutional or redundant.

Stewart’s proposed statewide legislation mirrors and goes beyond an ordinance passed in Prince William County in 2007.

Del. L. Scott Lingamfleter, R-Dale City, requested that Cuccinelli’s office review Stewart’s proposal.

One of the provisions in Stewart’s proposal would require  police to check the immigration status of anyone they arrest.

In a letter to Lingamfelter, the Public Safety and Enforcement Division of Cuccinelli’s office stated that Virginia already permits officers to ask about immigration status."
 

FIRST SEGMENT OF ICC SCHEDULED TO OPEN SOON
WTOP: "The first segment of the InterCounty Connector could be just weeks away from opening in Maryland.

The initial portion of what is perhaps the most controversial highway project in the region will run from the I-270/370 corridor to Georgia Avenue, and is scheduled to open by the end of the year or early 2011.

However, project leaders say they're taking a day-by-day approach to a schedule for the segment. Weather issues have already caused some construction delays."
 

FALLS CHURCH BOASTS BEST RECYCLING RATE IN VIRGINIA
Washington Examiner: "Falls Church recycles its waste at a higher rate than any jurisdiction in Virginia, according to a Virginia Department of Environmental Quality report.

The city recycled 57.6 percent of its waste in 2009, according to the report. That means Falls Church recycled 7,183 tons of waste material, including paper, cardboard, glass, plastics, metals, yard debris and leaves.

Falls Church’s recycling rate easily exceeds that of other Northern Virginia cities and counties, though Falls Church collects generates less garbage than those other communities."

BRUNSWICK FATHER ARRESTED IN BABY'S DEATH
Frederick News Post: "The father of an infant girl discovered dead in Brunswick has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and child abuse, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's deputies and Brunswick police officers arrested Jason August Zirinsky 25, of Brunswick today at 415 W. Potomac St. in connection with the death of his 2-month-old daughter, Lexi Regina Zirinsky, Capt. Tim Clarke stated in a news release."

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