General Counsel Rulings

Pursuant to Article X, Sec. A, sub. 4 of the RPV State Party Plan:

All rulings and interpretations by the General Counsel, and the final determination on any appeal of such, shall be posted on the State Central Committee and Unit Chair sections of the website of the Republican Party of Virginia.  Further, notice of each ruling and determination of any appeal shall be provided by electronic mail to each member of the State Central Committee and to each Unit Chairman.

The following is a list of RPV General Counsel Rulings and Opinions issued in reverse chronological order. As many of these documents are in image format (PDF), staff has done their best to summarize the topics of the rulings and opinions in the title.

2016-08-31Refusal to Support a Republican Nominee (PDF, 146kb)
2016-08-31Contests and Appeals Revisited (PDF, 145kb)
2016-08-31State Central Consideration of GC Determiniation (PDF, 154kb)
2016-07-01Refusal to Support a Nominee(PDF, 145kb)
2016-07-01Determination of Method of Nomination(PDF, 146kb) Overturned on August 14th, 2016 via Appeals Committee (AppealBrief Opposed to AppealMinutes)
2016-06-10Contests and Appeals(PDF, 142kb)
2016-05-13Military Participation and Military Delegation Voting at Conventions(PDF, 158kb)
2016-04-19Signatures on Filing Forms (PDF, 140kb)
2016-04-19Delegate Certifications Not Invalid for Lack of Phone Number (PDF, 143kb)
2016-03-11Statement of Intent Must Relate to Nominating Process (PDF, 158kb)
2016-03-11Calculating At-Large Membership(PDF, 260kb)
2016-03-11Uncontested Election Not Held Pursuant to Call Takes Immediate Effect(PDF, 215kb)
2016-03-09Pre-Filing May not be required to participate in Mass Meetings or Canvasses  (PDF, 210kb)
2016-02-22Qualifications for Participation Under Article 2 (PDF, 148kb)

2010-12-10 Voting Rights on District Committee (PDF, 1,019 kb)
2010-05-07 | Party Officials Only Able To Carry One Vote (PDF, 568 kb)
2010-03-24 | Term Limits for Chairman and Retroactive Application (PDF, 3506kb)
2010-03-23 | Ex Officio Members and Removal of Ex Officio Members (PDF, 993kb)

1998-02-16 Imposing Conditions For Membership As Improper (PDF, 1,162 kb)

1980-04-08 Proxies to a Mass Meeting (PDF, 516kb)