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Fri Jul 22, 2016, 07:24 PM

Va. Supreme Court strikes down McAuliffe’s felon voting rights restoration in 4-3 decision [View all]

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Supreme Court on Friday struck down Governor McAuliffe’s executive order to restore the voting rights of more than 206,000 convicted felons.

Charles Cooper, who represented the four GOP lawmakers who brought the suit, argued McAuliffe had overstepped his constitutional authority. Cooper said the language of the Virginia Constitution prevents the Governor from making an “en masse” restoration order.

The court was sharply divided, with 4-3 in favor of ruling it unconstitutional.

Chief Justice Donald Lemons issued the opinion, which said that McAuliffe’s order essentially reframed a section of the state constitution.




http://wtvr.com/2016/07/22/va-supreme-court-rules-gov-mcauliffes-restoration-of-felon-voting-rights-unconstitutional/

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