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The Virginia Supreme Court rejected McAuliffe's felon voting order. What now?

there will be no break in the political deadlock between the governor and the General Assembly

The Virginia Supreme Court rejected McAuliffe’s felon voting order. What now?

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has been dealt a huge blow by the Virginia Supreme Court, which, in a 4-3 ruling Friday, overturned his use of an executive order to restore voting rights to about 206,000 convicted felons. The court’s decision creates chaos of all kinds, from legal uncertainty and bureaucratic nightmares to continued polarization […]

With crucial election looming, voting rights are even more important

It’s been nearly three years since the U.S. Supreme Court stuck its gavel in where it didn’t belong and gutted a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Predictably, states with histories of vote-suppression quickly adopted fresh laws that have made it harder for the poor and for minorities...

What Are Victim-Impact Statements For?

Twenty-five years after the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, what exactly have victims of crime won? And at what cost?

Alaska Supreme Court Shoots Down Parental Notification For Underage Abortions

The pro-abortion worshiping Left has long had a major problem with parental notification, seeing this as a restriction too far…well, really, any restriction on abortion is a restriction too far.

Virginia high court throws out order restoring felons’ voting rights

11 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Friday against Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences, court documents show. The court in a 4-3 ruling said McAuliffe overstepped his clemency powers under the state...

Republicans and Virginia Supreme Court disenfranchise 200,000, McAuliffe gets last laugh

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

This is remarkable. First, the terrible news: Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s decision to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 felons violates Virginia’s constitution, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday, dealing a major blow to the Democratic...Show More Summary

Virginia Supreme Court Blocks Felon Voting Rights Executive Order

In a defeat for Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia Supreme Court has thrown out a blanket executive order restoring the voting rights of about 200,000 felons who had completed their jail sentences and probation/parole. In a 4-3 decision,...Show More Summary

Virginia Court Overturns Order That Restored Voting Rights To Felons

14 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The state Supreme Court said Gov. Terry McAuliffe doesn't have the authority to grant voting rights to felons through a blanket order. McAuliffe's action this spring affected 206,000 ex-offenders.

Baker wants US Supreme Court to hear gay wedding cake case

15 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A suburban Denver baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case after a lower court ruled he must provide the service despite his Christian beliefs.

Virginia’s Supreme Court Just Struck Down a Plan to Restore Voting Rights to 200,000 Felons

Virginia's Supreme Court on Friday blocked Gov. Terry McAuliffe's attempt to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 felons. The 4-3 ruling, which could have a significant impact on the potential swing state in November, comes three...Show More Summary

VA Supreme Court Strikes Down McAuliffe's Executive Order Giving Felons Right to Vote

Despite Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s sweeping executive order that sought to restore voting rights to felons in Virginia, they will not be able to cast...

Alaska Supreme Court Rules That Teens Don't Need to Notify Their Parents Before Getting an Abortion

15 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Let’s go into the weekend celebrating the rare occurrence of some good abortion news! The Alaska Supreme Court has deemed a new state law, which requires teens to notify their parents before getting an abortion, unconstitutional. Read more...

Anti-abortion gamble lost big in SCOTUS case

In a historic 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled Texas' restrictive anti-abortion law placed an

Virginia Supreme Court Rules Against Restoring Voting Rights To 200,000 Ex-Offenders

15 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

(Reuters) - The Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Friday against Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences, the Washington Post reported. In a 4-3 ruling,...Show More Summary

Virginia court invalidates Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring felon voting rights

Supreme Court says Democratic governor overstepped powers in restoring rights to 206,000 ex-offenders.

Alaska Supreme Court strikes down parental notice on abortions

The Alaska Supreme Court struck down a parental notification law on abortions for minor girls that was approved by voters.

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