Make a law, backdate it, throw the bum out.
To be clear, late-night votes might be a bit of a problem for Joseph Morrissey, the newly sworn-in Virginia House delegate who must report to his jail cell about 7:30 each evening.
But Mr. Morrissey — embroiled in a scandal involving sexual relations with a minor — appears undaunted. After resigning his seat in disgrace last month, the former Democrat ran in the special election as an independent, handily beating his Republican and Democratic challengers. He won nearly 43 percent of the vote Tuesday, in a largely-minority district that twists through various counties near Richmond.