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The BBC is reporting that by a huge majority, Parliament voted to defy the ECHR and express its non-binding will that prisoners not be given the right to vote.  The vote was 234 to 22 with the remaining MPs abstaining.  The legal analyst at the BBC is already warning that prisoners not allowed to vote will sue for damages and if the UK refuses to pay, Great Britain will be suspended from the Council of Europe.  The response ought to be:  British courts cannot award the damages and to paraphrase the my right honourable friend Br’er Rabbit:  “Don’t throw me into that briar patch!”

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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