Leahy: Constitutional Issues Arise with a Dominion Contribution Ban
In 2020, a federal appeals court upheld a lower-court ruling that overturned a Pennsylvania ban on political contributions from individuals who held state gaming licenses. In 2017, a U.S. District Court overturned an Illinois law banning political contributions from “cannabis cultivation centers and dispensaries,” ruling the law violated the First Amendment.
Leahy: Youngkin’s Biggest Issue is Abortion, Not Masks
Masks and abortions? Or abortions and masks?
Leahy: Youngkin’s Tip Line Bumble Should Be a Lesson to the New Governor
A ripe for parody email tip line where the concerned, aggrieved, bored, and others can air their concerns about parents’ rights and allegedly ‘divisive’ school practices
Leahy: Glenn Youngkin’s Edifice Complex
Never fear, those of you who may be worried about such things as corporate welfare (when not worried about the creeping menace of critical race theory or some other hobgoblin intended to keep the base agitated through the midterm elections).
Leahy: Virginia Politicians Have Already Had a Rough Start to 2022
The new year has started off badly for a number of Virginia politicians.
Leahy: Virginia Politics Has Plenty of Surprises and a Heavy Dose of Cynicism
The waning days of 2021 continue to provide surprises in Virginia politics.
Leahy: In Virginia’s Political Transition, the One Constant Is Change
New faces and fresh personalities are on their way to Richmond and possibly to Capitol Hill.
Glenn Youngkin’s Turn from Trump Supporters May Hamper His Political Ambitions Outside of Virginia
For all the warm feelings and gratitude Republicans feel for Youngkin having led a sweep of the state’s top three offices, he still has to assume office and get down to the difficult job of governing. And it will be difficult. More so than Youngkin’s troubled stint at the top of the Carlyle Group.
Leahy: Abigail Spanberger Said She Plans to Win, But Redistricting May Present a Challenge
If Spanberger can win in a redrawn district in a presidential midterm with an agenda that won’t show any payoff until long after the votes are counted, then Virginia Democrats will have their new statewide star — and a frontrunner for 2025’s gubernatorial nomination.
Leahy: Virginia Voters Can Be Thankful This Season
there will be a peaceful handoff from Gov. Ralph Northam (D) to Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin (R). It will be the same for the offices of lieutenant governor and attorney general. No drama. No bizarre lawsuits from a deep-blue state attorney general claiming fraud.