WASHINGTON — A court has denied Virginia Attorney General and 2013 gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli a full hearing to challenge a ruling that struck down the state’s anti-sodomy statute as unconstitutional.
The court issued a short, two-sentence statement on Monday denying the petition, filed on March 26, for an en banc hearing. The court noted that no judge requested the full hearing in front of 15 judges, after a three-judge panel ruled the statute unconstitutional on March 12.
The decision is a blow for the attorney general, a steadfast social conservative who is running in an increasingly liberal state.
via Ken Cuccinelli Loses Petition To Uphold Anti-Sodomy Law. | Huffington Post
As a former resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia, I take issue with Luke Johnson’s assessment that Virginia is “an increasingly liberal state.” While it may be LESS virulently conservative than it was at one time, it is far, far from liberal — unless we’re talking Arlington County in Northern Virginia only.
Friends who still live in the commonwealth look in awe at Cuccinelli and wonder how he became AG and if he’s going to become governor. I’ll just say this: never bet against crazy. Vote against it, please, but never bet against it. In electoral politics as in well, just about any other endeavor that involves selling, look up what P.T. Barnum had to say about the American people!