A divided Supreme Court questioned whether race or politics was the main factor used in drawing the controversial legislative districts in Virginia and North Carolina.
A federal judge ordered Virginia to reopen its voter registration window and allow residents to continue to sign up through Friday after its online registration portal was unavailable to many users earlier this week.
The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Republican bid to have Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe held in contempt for his continued effort to restore voting rights to about 206,000 felons.
“Oh my gosh,” Kaine said. “It was a dark and twisted journey through the mind of Donald Trump, a very scary place to be.” His voice took on a ghoulish tone, as if he were reading a ghost story to a child.
The court ruled 8-0 in overturning McDonnell’s conviction for accepting $177,000 in luxury gifts and sweetheart loans for him and his wife from a wealthy Richmond businessman seeking to promote a dietary supplement, finding that it did not constitute a criminal act under federal bribery law.
Even after men and women have served their time — after they have paid their debt to society, as the cliche goes — most states restrict their franchise. It’s an odd idea: Those men and women are harmless enough to release onto the streets, but they can’t be trusted to vote.
From now on, Virginia can confiscate firearms from anyone who is under a permanent protective order for domestic violence offenses.
An entire school system in Virginia was shut down Friday — 10,000 students, all kept at home — after a teacher gave an Arabic calligraphy assignment. Unfortunately, the kids were asked to try writing a Muslim statement of faith. They went home and told their parents. Look out.
Democrats often look back fondly on President Franklin Roosevelt — but here’s one local official who is hearkening back to exactly the wrong thing about him.
The father of a victim in Wednesday’s murder of the local TV crew in Virginia is quickly emerging as a new spokesman for gun control — determined that these mass shootings not just keep on happening.
How could something like this possibly happen? “I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…” the killer wrote, “just waiting to go BOOM!”
The suspect, 41-year-old Vester Flanagan, shot and wounded himself as police pursued him on a Virginia highway. He died later at the hospital, police said.
The shooting, apparently by a disgruntled current or former employee of the television station, occurred at about 6:45 a.m. EDT during a live broadcast.
The polls show Hillary Clinton trailing in crucial swing states — but at the same time, the Democrats have advantages nationally in some key fundamentals.
“Even its display on state issued license tags is, in my view, unnecessarily divisive and hurtful to too many of our people.”