Virginia is one of only 14 states that do not automatically restore the civil rights - to vote, serve on juries, hold public office - of felons once they have served their time.Apparently there was a bill in the last term which would have led to automatic restoration of rights for some felons but it didn't make it out of the Legislature. Can't say I'm surprised by that.
And Virginia is one of only seven states that require every felon seeking a restoration of rights to get the governor's personal OK.
A.S. writes to point out that today's Jur-E has a section on Gov. Warner's actions.