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Gun rights restoration is debatedCoalfield.comWise County prosecutors await a judge's decision on whether Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson should be called to court to discuss restoration of felons' civil rights and gun rights.

Roanoke Times
Editorial: Is McAuliffe still violating the Constitution?Roanoke TimesBob McDonnell — a Republican — restored more civil rights to more convicted felons than his two Democratic predecessors put together. Then along came McAuliffe, who in April 2016 tried to restore the civil rights to every convicted felon in Virginia ...

Florida Petition Seeks to Restore Voting Rights of 1.5 Million People ...HuffPostThe state must do all it can to enfranchise its citizens and expand democracy for all.and more »

Ed Gillespie's Cynical Attack On Rights Restoration Would Drag Virginia BackwardHuffPost“Unrepentant, unreformed, violent criminals.” Those are the words Ed Gillespie uses to describe many of the 168,000 Virginians who have had their civil rights restored by my administration. In an ad clearly-designed to scare and confuse voters ...Gillespie goes after Northam with TV ad on felon rights restorationWashington PostGillespie ad blasting McAuliffe rights restoration policy as soft on sex offenders draws outrage from DemocratsRichmond.comGun control group Everytown pours another $700k into Virginia electionsWashington Postall 135 news articles »

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
Court battle over restoring felon rights continues in Wise County ...Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp continues to seek information about five felons hoping to obtain firearms after a judge heard arguments ...Kingsport Times-News: Parties to reload in firearms for felons casesKingsport Times Newsall 3 news articles »
Pinellas voters set pace as voting rights petitions keep piling up ...Tampabay.comSupporters of a statewide ballot initiative to restore the right to vote to many convicted felons in Florida continue to make headway, and they're getting plenty of ...and more »

The Northwest Florida Daily News
Coalition wants veterans involved in restoring voting rightsThe Northwest Florida Daily NewsThe ACLU of Florida is working with the League of Women Voters of Florida and Floridians for a Fair Democracy to collect signatures to place the proposed amendment on the November 2018 ballot. A coalition of voting rights groups and civil rights groups ...

Los Angeles Times
Along with voting rights, restore jury duty to ex-inmatesLos Angeles TimesA prospective juror who lost a workers' comp case isn't barred from sitting on a civil jury because of any suspected grudge against the legal system. It makes no more sense to bar a convicted felon who has done his time from a civil jury. ... Meanwhile ...

National Lawyers Guild supports fight of D.C. disabled to defend ...People's WorldWASHINGTON—The National Lawyers Guild has passed a resolution opposing Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser's proposed City Council bill B22-0154.and more »

National Review
Gillespie Targets Northam over Restoration of Rights for Convicted FelonsNational ReviewBefore McAuliffe and Northam's policy change, felons who wanted to regain the right to own a gun had to go through the process of having their civil rights reinstated, which involved submitting forms to be scrutinized by the secretary of the ...Guide to Virginia's 2017 gubernatorial candidatesWTOPNational Attention's on Virginia Governor's RaceSplice TodayRealClearPolitics - Election 2017 - Virginia Governor - Gillespie vs. NorthamRealClearPoliticsQuinnipiac University Pollall 230 news articles »

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