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Court Strikes Down Virginia Order Restoring Voting Rights to Ex-Felons

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's order would have affected 200,000 former felons

McAuliffe Would Appoint Kaine’s Successor

If Hillary Clinton wins, and Tim Kaine becomes vice president, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) will get to appoint someone to the U.S. Senate. Politico: “The buzz in McAuliffe land is that he can appoint a placeholder, like the 77-year-old [...]

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 […]

Virginia high court throws out order restoring felons’ voting rights

yesterdayNews : 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

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

Va. court strikes down order restoring right to vote for felons

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's action restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons was unconstitutional, Virginia's highest court ruled.

Virginia Court Overturns Order That Restored Voting Rights To Felons

yesterdayNews : 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.

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...

Breaking: Virginia Court Steps on Governor McAuliffe’s Plans to Pad Voter Rolls With Convicted Felons

Tough break, McAwful. Back in April, Clinton pal and Virginia’s Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe rushed to create an entirely new voting bloc for Democrats in the state, but as the Washington Post is reporting, it’s not happening. The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled against Gov. Show More Summary

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

(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.

The Virginia Supreme Court should reject McAuliffe’s restoration of voting rights

Virginia law does not allow felons or ex-felons to vote. Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) lifted this restriction for all felons who have served their times, adding more than 200,000 mostly Democratic voters to the rolls. The Post supports the governor’s actions. Show More Summary

Fate of Virginia felon voting rights in hands of state court

(AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration urged the Virginia Supreme Court Tuesday to throw out a challenge to his restoration of voting rights for about 206,000 felons in time for the November elections, arguing that the governor...Show More Summary

Virginia Supreme Court Grants Hearing to GOP Lawsuit Against McAuliffe's Felon Voting Rights Order

The Virginia Supreme Court has given state Republicans a hearing on their challenge against Gov. Terry McAuliffe's (D) executive order to restore...

McAuliffe Spox on Fugitive Sex Offenders Being Included on Restored Voting Rights List: 'Basically An Oversight'

You may recall that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) wants to restore felons' voting rightsin the Old Dominion via executive action, overturning...

VA: 5 Reasons Why a Virginia Transpo Megaproject Matters for Hampton Roads

July 06--Virginia won a $165 million federal transportation grant to help pay for one of the largest multimodal infrastructure projects in the state's history, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday. The Atlantic Gateway Project aims to al

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