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...
Hearing on July 19. … Continue reading ?
Rachel Arnow-Richman comments on Casetext on the Virginia Supreme Court's rejection of any requirement of reasonable notice in the at-will context. Consistent with her recent scholarship, she's pretty critical! CAS
Republicans say the governor overstepped his constitutional authority.
Ken Cuccinelli, the former Virginia Attorney General who declared that gays are a “threat to society” and tried to keep in tact the state’s unconstitutional sodomy law while in office, has withdrawn his name from consideration for a… Read The post Notorious Homophobe Ken Cuccinelli Withdraws From Consideration For Spot on Virginia Supreme Court appeared first on Towleroad.
The Senate advances yet another name for the Virginia Supreme Court.
Criminal defendants face a tilted playing field all over the country. If it isn't the frequent withholding of exculpatory material by prosecutors, it's everything leading up to it -- beginning with questionable interrogation methods and continuing with the admission of dubious physical evidence. Show More Summary
The West Viriginia Supreme Court is being asked to determine whether an attack on a gay couple counts as sex discrimination.