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Virginia Supreme Court Strikes Down Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’d Order on “Felons” Voting RightsJuly 23, 2016
This is why the “Hilldabeast” picked Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate! The DIMocrat Governor, Terry McAuliffe couldn’t get her all the PRISONERS, AND the State of Virginia, so now she’s praying her Veep, Tim Kaine can! THAT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN EITHER!!!!…..Papa Mike
The picture above was attached by Papa Mike and NOT by the SOURCE of this post….
By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter
Fri July 22, 2016
The ruling is a political setback to Democrats
The challenge was brought by citizens and Republican state officials
(CNN)The Virginia Supreme Court on Friday ruled against Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order seeking to reinstate the right to vote to approximately 206,000 Virginians who had been convicted of a felony but had completed their sentences.
Writing for a 4-3 court, Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons held that the “assertion that a Virginia governor has the power to grant blanket, group pardons” is “irreconcilable” with the Constitution of Virginia.
The ruling is a political setback to Democrats and was issued in the critical state about an hour before Hillary Clinton announced she would choose former Virginia governor and current Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate. The court’s opinion actually mentions Kaine, noting that when he was governor he contemplated a similar executive order but in the end was advised that he couldn’t issue such a sweeping action.
“Never before,” Lemons wrote, “have any of the prior 71 Virginia governors” issued such a clemency order of any kind, “whether to restore civil rights or grant a pardon, to an entire class of unnamed felons without regard for the nature of the crimes or any other individual circumstances relevant to the request.”
NRA Exec: It Is ‘A Lie’ Hillary Won’t Take Your Guns…
Name one Democrat that doesn’t want to take away the Second Amendment.
Via Great Falls Tribune:
Chris Cox, the top lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, told USA TODAY Wednesday that Hillary Clinton wants to take away peoples’ guns, and when she says that is not her goal, “It’s another lie from Hillary Clinton.”
Speaking at a USA TODAY Newsmakers event during the Republican National Convention, Cox — who heads the NRA Institute for Legislative Action — said, “We know with 100 percent certainty that Hillary Clinton will be an unmitigated disaster when it comes to the rights of law-abiding gun owners.”
Cox said he has no doubt that Trump will be a strong supporter of gun rights, “So truly, you could make a very valid argument that the 2nd Amendment is on the ballot in November.”
The NRA takes Clinton seriously when she says gun control is going to be a top priority if elected, Cox said, and her focus should instead be on terrorism or keeping the nation safe.
Cox became the organization’s first official to speak at a political convention when he addressed RNC delegates Tuesday at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
The NRA was criticized for taking two days to issue a statement following the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a Minnesota police officer earlier this month. According to his girlfriend — who was in the car with their daughter when he was shot and published a Facebook video about the incident — Castile told the officer he was licensed to carry a weapon and had one in the car.
“What happened in Minnesota was troubling to say the least, and it should absolutely be thoroughly investigated and that’s what’s going on right now,” said Cox, noting the video of Castile’s death was painful to watch. “But for the NRA to come in and pass judgement before the facts are known is not something that we ever do.”
SOURCE: Weasel Zippers
By Alana Goodman Published July 21, 2016
By all accounts, it was the most popular gala the Lady Taverners had ever held. Over 1,000 people packed the Park Lane Hilton in London on Oct. 30, 2009, with the crowd overflowing into the hallways, to listen to President Bill Clinton speak on the power of giving.
While Clinton’s speech helped raise a substantial sum for the prominent cricket charity, his staggering $290,000 speaking fee was not covered by the group, according to organizers. The fee also was not covered by “World Management Limited,” the marketing company Hillary Clinton listed as the payment source in her federal financial filings.
It was bankrolled by a wealthy British businessman named Robert Whitton—a name you won’t find included in the Clintons’ public disclosure forms.
A review by the Washington Free Beacon found that Hillary Clinton often listed small foreign speaking firms as the sources of her husband’s lecture payments in her Senate and State Department disclosures, even though the actual paychecks came from undisclosed third parties.