Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, himself a Democrat, hired D.C. law firm Arent Fox to handle this case on the state’s behalf. Arent Fox attorney Mark F. “Thor” Hearne II is a former campaign attorney for President George W. Bush and has experience defending voter ID cases.
The two sides have been back and forth over dismissal since late August. U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson, a George W. Bush appointee, is presiding. The case was filed against the State Board of Elections, but was motivated by policies passed, discarded or ignored by the General Assembly’s Republican majority.
Full Article: Virginia pushes to dismiss voter ID suit – Daily Press.