Finally the corrupt courts get one right.
In a move with huge implications for the presidential election, the Virginia Supreme Court late Friday ruled againstGov. Terry McAuliffe’s effort to restore the voting rights of more than 200,000 convicted felons.
In a 4-3 decision, the Court said it “respectfully disagrees” with Mr. McAuliffe’s position that he has the executive power to make such a sweeping move. The governor is a longtime ally of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who views Virginia as crucial to her election.
The court ordered the cancellation of registration of all voters convicted of a felony who registered under the governor’s executive orders by Aug. 25.
Chief Justice Donald Lemons issued the majority opinion, which said that Mr. McAuliffe’s executive orders had revised a section of the state constitution.
The ruling said Mr. McAuliffe lacked the power to issue a clemency order “to a class of unnamed felons without regard for the nature of the crimes or any other individual circumstances relevant to the request.”