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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Publication • February 12, 2016
14. Report on Juvenile Sentences, Right to Vote, Right to Life on the Border and Freedom of Association, ICCPR Coalition Report P.O. Box 5675, Berkeley, CA 94705 USA Report on Juvenile Criminal Sentences, the Right to Vote, the Right to Life on the Border and Freedom of Association in the ...
Publication • February 12, 2016
Filed under: Voting, Voting Rights Act
21. Violations of Article 25 - On issues related to the right to vote and participate in public affairs, ICCPR Coalition Report Violations of Article 25: A response to the U.S. Second and Third Periodic Report and to CCPR/C/USA/Q/3 On issues related to the right to vote and participate in ...
Article • October 26, 2015 • from PLN November, 2015
California: Ex-Prisoners on Community Supervision Secure Major Voting Rights Victory by Lonnie Burton California: Ex-Prisoners on Community Supervision Secure Major Voting Rights Victory by Lonnie Burton Tens of thousands of convicted felons in California will have their voting rights restored after Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced he will not ...
Article • August 15, 2013
Washington’s Criminal Justice System Racially Biased; VRA Claim Fails by Despite holding that Washington State’s criminal justice system is racially biased, a Washington federal court has held that Washington’s felon disenfranchisement law does not result in discrimination in its electoral process on account of race. This case was originally filed ...
Article • August 15, 2013
Massachusetts Incarcerated Felon Disenfranchisement Constitutional; Voting Rights Act Claim Survives by A federal court in Massachusetts held that retroactive state constitutional and statutory amendments disenfranchising incarcerated felons do not violate the federal ex post facto or equal protection clauses. It found, however, that Plaintiffs stated a viable Voting Rights Act ...
Felon Disenfranchisement Statute Does Not Violate Voting Rights Act by Brandon Sample The good news for Washington state prisoners wanting to restore their voting rights? The state’s felon disenfranchisement statute violates the Voting Rights Act (VRA), a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held on ...
Article • May 15, 2011
Second Circuit Orders District Court to Decided Vote Dilution Case by On June 1, 2006, the Second Circuit court of appeals remanded a case challenging the legality of the New York felon disenfranchisement laws (FDL), New York Constitution, Art. II, § 3 and New York Election Law § 5-106. This ...
Article • November 15, 2007
TOWARD A MORE ELABORATE TYPOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES: LIBERALIZING CRIMINAL DISENFRANCHISEMENT LAWS AND POLICIES by 33 New Eng. J. on Crim. & Civ. Confinement 283 TOWARD A MORE ELABORATE TYPOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES: LIBERALIZING CRIMINAL DISENFRANCHISEMENT LAWS AND POLICIES [FN1] © Avi Brisman [FNa1] Copyright © 2007 by New England ...
Article • September 15, 2007 • from PLN September, 2007
Washington’s Criminal Justice System Racially Biased; Voting Rights Act Claim Fails Anyway by Washington's Criminal Justice System Racially Biased; Voting Rights Act Claim Fails Anyway Despite finding that Washington state's criminal justice system is racially biased, a federal district court has held that the state's felon disenfranchisement law does not ...
Article • May 15, 2007
Black Voters' Disenfranchisement Claims Dismissed by The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee dismissed claims by a black, Tennessee voter and a public interest law project that a Tennessee law disenfranchising convicted felons, Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.) §2-19-143, violated neither the federal Voting Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. ...
Article • May 15, 2007
Tennessee Disenfranchisement Law Upheld by The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal district court's dismissal of a case claiming that the Tennessee Voting Rights Act of 1981 violated the Federal Voting Rights Act Amendments of 1982 and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Charles ...
Article • October 15, 2006 • from PLN October, 2006
Floridas Felon Disenfranchisement Law Upheld by David Reutter Floridas Felon Disenfranchisement Law Upheld by David M. Reutter The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, has held that Floridas felon disenfranchisement law does not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment or the Voting Rights Act. Before ...
Article • November 15, 2004 • from PLN November, 2004
Challenge To Washington Felon Disenfranchisement Scheme Remanded For Racial Bias Test by John E Dannenberg by John E. Dannenberg The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held that the broader "totality of the circumstances" standard must be used rather than just a narrower statistical burden when testing for racial bias ...
Article • September 15, 1998 • from PLN September, 1998
Washington Felon Voting Suit Proceeds by In the October, 1997, issue of PLN we reported Farrakhan v. Locke , a lawsuit challenging the felon disenfranchisement provisions of the Washington state constitution which prohibit convicted felons from voting. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss under Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(6), arguing the suit ...
Article • October 15, 1997 • from PLN October, 1997
Felon Disenfranchisement Laws Challenged in Washington by In the January and December, 1996, issues of PLN we reported Baker v. Cuomo, 58 F.3d 814 (2nd Cir. 1995) and Baker v. Pataki, 85 F.3d 919 (2nd Cir. 1996)(en banc) in which New York state prisoners were using the Voting Rights Act ...
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