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6 Million Lost Voters - State-Level Estimates of Felony Disenfranchisement, Sentencing Project, 2016 6 Million Lost Voters: State-Level Estimates of Felony Disenfranchisement, 2016 For more information, contact: The Sentencing Project 1705 DeSales Street NW 8th Floor Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 628-0871 sentencingproject.org twitter.com/sentencingproj facebook.com/thesentencingproject This report was written by Christopher ...
Publication • December 1, 2016
Filed under: Organizing, Voting
Purged - How a patchwork of flawed and inconsistent voting systems could deprive millions of Americans of the Right to Vote, ACLU, 2004 How a patchwork of flawed and inconsistent voting systems could deprive millions of Americans of the right to vote STATE REPORT CARDS Rating States On Each Purge ...
Publication • December 1, 2016
Filed under: Organizing, Voting
Breaking the Barriers to the Ballot Box - A Campaign to End Felon Disfranchisement, ACLU, 2008 BREAKING BARRIERS TO THE BALLOT BOX Felon Enfranchisement Toolkit Right to Vote: A Campaign to End Felony Disfranchisement www.aclu.org/righttovote Dear Friends, Right to Vote: A Campaign to End Felony Disfranchisement (Right to Vote) is ...
Publication • December 1, 2016
Filed under: Organizing, Voting
Voting Law Changes in 2012, Brennan Center for Justice, 2012 brennan center for justice Voting L aw Changes in 2012 Wendy R. Weiser and Lawrence Norden Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law about the brennan center for justice The Brennan Center for Justice at New ...
Publication • December 1, 2016
Filed under: Organizing, Voting
De Facto Disenfranchisement, ACLU & NYU Law, 2008 De faCTo DIsenfRanChIsemenT Erika Wood and Rachel Bloom American Civil Liberties Union and Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law about the american civil liberties union The American Civil Liberties Union is the nation’s premier guardian of liberty, ...
Mass Incarceration In Rural Communities: Out of Sight, Out of Mind by By David Gutierrez, Harvard Political Review When the local economy of Susanville, California stagnated, the town tried to use a newly constructed prison as a recovery tool. Opened in the late 1990s, High Desert State Prison cost $272 million to build. High Desert, ...
A Primer on Prisoners’ Constitutional Rights by Alex Friedmann Prison Legal News (PLN) regularly reports on prison and jail-related court decisions involving violations of prisoners’ constitutional rights. Those who are new to the arena of civil rights litigation and unfamiliar with prisoners’ few remaining rights may need a basic introduction ...
Article • November 8, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
Arkansas Secretary of State Issues Faulty Felon Data, Thousands Purged from Electoral Rolls by It will be up to county clerks in Arkansas to fix a grand-scale mistake by Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office, and the ability of thousands of people to vote in November’s general election is in ...
Article • September 9, 2016
Report Lobbies for New Voting Bloc: Millions of Ex-Offenders by Following the recent presidential election, pundits debated which demographic—Latinos, African-Americans, college students or single women—made the difference. A study shows, however, that the greatest impact on election results might have been the disenfranchisement of millions of American citizens who were ...
Article • September 8, 2016
Filed under: Voting, Attorney Fee Awards
Additional Attorney's Fees Allowed in Ohio Voter-Registration Suit by Derek Gilna The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) instituted a 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 case challenging the 2006 Voter ID law, which resulted in consent orders in 2006 and 2008. A similar action by the Service Employees International Union ...
Article • August 23, 2016
Filed under: Voting
Florida’s Felon Disenfranchisement “Mess” by David Reutter Since George W. Bush won the 2000 presidential election by prevailing in Florida by a razor-thin margin of 537 votes, intense scrutiny has been focused on Florida’s election laws and procedures.  Civil rights activist have kept the focus on the disenfranchisement of felons, ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
Filed under: Organizing, Voting
Restoring the Right to Vote, Brennan Center for Justice, 2008 R E S TOR I N G T H E RIGHT TO VOTE Erika Wood Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law ABOUT THE BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE The Brennan Center for Justice at New York ...
Locked-Up Sex Offenders Run for Office in Small-Town Minnesota by Joe Watson Frustrated by legislative inaction, a group of civilly-committed sex offender^ in Moose Lake, Minnesota, ran a voter-registration drive in the small town for four months leading up to this year's midterm elections, hoping to get as many as ...
Brief • August 3, 2016
Filed under: Voting
Muntaqim v. Coombe, NY, Amicus Brief - Center for Constitutional Rights, Voting, 2005 01-7260 IN THE United States Court of Appeals FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT ________________________ JALIL ABDUL MUNTAQIM, a/k/a ANTHONY BOTTOM, Plaintiff — Appellant, — v. — PHILLIP COOMBE, ANTHONY ANNUCCI, LOUIS F. MANN, Defendants — Appellees. ______ ON ...
Publication • August 3, 2016
Filed under: Organizing, Voting
Request for a Thematic Hearing on the Discriminatory Effects of Felony Disenfranchisement Laws, Policies and Practices in the Americas, LCCR SP ACLU, 2009 Request for a Thematic Hearing on the Discriminatory Effects of Felony Disenfranchisement Laws, Policies and Practices in the Americas September 8, 2009 1401 New York Avenue, NW ...
Brief • July 7, 2016
Filed under: Voting, Voting Rights Act
Griffin v. Pate, IA, Ruling, voting rights, 2016 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF IOWA No. 15–1661 Filed June 30, 2016 KELLI JO GRIFFIN, Appellant, vs. PAUL PATE, In His Official Capacities as the Secretary of State of Iowa, and DENISE FRAISE, In Her Official Capacities as the County Auditor of ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Calvin et al v. Jefferson County, FL, Order re SJ, prison gerrymandering, 2016 Case 4:15-cv-00131-MW-CAS Document 49 Filed 03/19/16 Page 1 of 86 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE DIVISION KATE CALVIN, JOHN NELSON, CHARLES J. PARRISH, LONNIE GRIFFIN, AND CONCERNED UNITED PEOPLE, Plaintiffs, v. CASE NO. ...
Article • June 3, 2016 • from PLN June, 2016
Penal Servitude: A Reminder about the U.S. Constitution’s 13th Amendment Exclusion Clause by by Charles Sullivan and Barbara Koeppel The U.S. Congress banned slavery in America 150 years ago on December 18, 1865 when the 13th Amendment became the law of the land (after a 250-year run). But it didn’t, ...
Article • April 1, 2016 • from PLN April, 2016
Filed under: Voting, Release and Reentry
The Will of the People: Ex-prisoners Voted into Public Office by Joe Watson What happens when voters elect a public official once deemed a public threat by the criminal justice system? From Connecticut to Virginia, Michigan to New Hampshire and Oregon to Oklahoma – just a few of the places ...
Article • March 31, 2016 • from PLN April, 2016
Filed under: Voting
Kentucky Restores Voting Rights for Former Prisoners, then Reverses Course by On November 24, 2015, two weeks before the end of his term, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed an executive order that restored the right to vote to certain convicted felons. Less than a month later, on December 22, incoming ...
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