By: Cody Brandon
In October of last year, the State of Elections blog previewed an appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia questioning the requirements of Virginia Code §§ 24.2-233 and 235. The Court, on March 1, 2018, answered those questions. As predicted, this decision will have a substantial impact on the process for removing elected officials in Virginia. For a detailed discussion of the history of the case and the arguments of the parties, read the original post previewing the case. This post will cover analysis of the opinion and its effect.