Think Progress: The Virginia Supreme Court rejected a petition from Republican leaders on Thursday that sought to hold Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) in contemptfor restoring the voting rights of tens of thousands of ex-offenders ahead of the 2016 election. … Continue reading ?
The Virginia Supreme Court delivered a big victory for voting rights on Thursday when it denied Republican legislators’ petition to hold Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe in contempt over his plan to restore the voting rights of roughly 206,000 people with felony convictions who have fully served their sentences. Show More Summary
House Speaker Bill Howell is back before the Virginia Supreme Court seeking to have Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) cited for contempt. Last month, in the extraordinary case of Howell v. McAuliffe, the speaker and Senate Republican leader Thomas Norment sued the governor on the issue of restoring voting and other civil rights of those lawfully convicted of […]
Weeks after the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that the governor’s order giving 200,000 ex-offenders back the franchise was unconstitutional, he’s trying a different method.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been starring in many headlines lately about his attempts to circumvent the Virginia Supreme Court and restore felons'...
In a blow to voting rights, the Virginia Supreme Court blocked Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe from automatically restoring the voting rights of felons who have completed their sentences. Virginia is one of just four states that effectively imposes a lifetime ban on most felons from voting, even post-sentencing. Show More Summary
Leah wrote abut how the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order that would allow convicted felons to...
there will be no break in the political deadlock between the governor and the General Assembly
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 […]
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...
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
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
(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 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
Dale Ho NYT oped: THE Virginia Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in a lawsuit that aims to strip the right to vote from more than 206,000 people, including one in five African-American adults in the state. If state … Continue reading ?
(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
In a case that could have an impact on the November presidential election, the Virginia Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday over a Republican lawsuit challenging the blanket restoration of voting rights for 206,000 felons by Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe. If upheld, McAuliffe’s...
The Virginia Supreme Court has given state Republicans a hearing on their challenge against Gov. Terry McAuliffe's (D) executive order to restore...