The Supreme Court of Virginia has scheduled a special session on July 19th to take up the GOP challenge to Governor McAuliffe’s order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons.
Republican leaders in the General Assembly were eager to have the case decided by August 25th. Republicans argue the Governor exceeded his authority in granting the rights en masse rather than reviewing cases on an individual basis.
The Governor portrays the action as a remedy for racial injustice.
There are rallies in support of restoration of rights scheduled for Saturday (6/4).