Like many things on WAPO, this is a complete distortion of what our AG Cuccinelli said.
For his ACTUAL words, see http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2900924/posts
Thanks for posting that. It reads like the statement at your link was released after the news conference “reported” in this article.
But yes, the notion that Cuccinelli “did a 180” on the ruling was clearly a spin occurring only in the heads of the WaPo journolistas.