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A legal, moral authority to restore rights

This editorial first appeared in the Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk.

Sometimes in politics, the most effective maneuver is to do nothing. Especially when your adversary is making a huge mistake.

Republican lawmakers in Richmond are desperately trying to make hay of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s decision to restore the civil rights of 200,000 ex-convicts who have served their time and completed all requirements for supervised release, probation or parole.