Senators in contempt get day before SCOVA, too

July 18, 2016

Daily Press 

WWhen the Supreme Court of Virginia goes into special session Tuesday, it won’t just hear arguments in the blow up between General Assembly Republicans and Gov. Terry McAuliffe over McAuliffe’s mass restoration of felon voting rights. The case of four state senators, and two former ones, who were held in contempt of court more than three months ago will come before the state’s highest court as well. The justices’ decision in this case could reset state policy on just what emails and other documents legislators can keep secret during a lawsuit.