Thursday, June 23, 2005

Voting Rights of Felons. The Second Circuit, sitting en banc, has heard a case involving the voting rights of prisoners and felons on parole. New York law provides that such individuals are not eligible to vote, but the statute has been challenged under the Voting Rights Act on the ground that that qualification results in the denial to vote because of race. An article on the argument in Muntaqim v. Coombe can be found here. (You may need a password to access it. Sorry.) I will report on further developments.

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