Pittsylvania County Supreme Court Sides with Virginia in Uranium Mining Ban Case By Associated Press • Jun 17, 2019 The Supreme Court sided with the state of Virginia on Monday, finding nothing improper about its decades-old ban on mining radioactive uranium. U. S. Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Virginia's Uranium Mining Ban By Michael Pope • Nov 2, 2018 dbking via flickr.com / CC The owners of a huge deposit of uranium in Pittsylvania County want to mine it. But a long-standing Virginia ban on the process is stopping them. On November 5th, they'll ask the United States Supreme Court to decide if that ban is constitutional. Supreme Court to Take Up Virginia Uranium Mining Lawsuit By Michael Pope • May 22, 2018 AP Photo / Steve Helber Advocates for uranium mining have given up the fight of changing state law in Richmond. Now they’re taking their case to the Supreme Court in Washington. Lawsuit Could Open Virginia To Uranium Mining By Fred Echols • Dec 13, 2017 (AP Photo/Steve Helber) A lawsuit that could clear the way for a uranium mine to open in Southside Virginia will likely be argued early next year in Wise County.