Tag Archives: Felon Voting Rights

Weekly Wrap Up

Due to a loophole in Florida election law, a violation can go without any punishment. On September 30, a Florida District Court of Appeals ruled that because the statute allowed candidates to opt for an administrative hearing regarding their violations but didn’t … Continue reading

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Virginia governor Robert McDonnell is outpacing his Democratic predecessors in restoring voting rights to felons. McDonnell, known as a law-and-order attorney general, has approved 780 of 889 applications — approximately 88 percent of applications — since taking office in January. … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

Every week, State of Elections brings you the latest news in state election law. – Gerry Hebert, one of the panelists at our recent election law symposium, wrote this article about a recent legislative effort to undermine Fair Districts Florida.  … Continue reading

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9th Circuit Panel Strikes Down Washington Disenfranchisement Law

The unending battle over felon disenfranchisement in Washington state has taken an interesting turn, as a three-judge 9th Circuit panel ruled 2-1 that Washington’s denial of voting rights to incarcerated felons is a violation of Section 2 of the Voting … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

Every week, State of Elections brings you the latest news in state election law. – The Kentucky House has voted overwhelmingly to pass a proposed constitutional amendment that would restore felon voting rights in that state. Currently, the governor must … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

– The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United has been released, and it’s a doorstopper.  Weighing in at over 180 pages, the decision gives corporations, unions, and non-profits more power to spend freely in federal elections.  Of course, Citizens United … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

Every week, State of Elections brings you the latest news in state election law. – Implementation of the Tennessee Voter Confidence Act has been delayed until 2012. The Act, which would require paper ballots in all Tennessee elections, has been … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

Every week, State of Elections brings you the latest news in state election law. – Winter break at William and Mary is over, and State of Elections is excited to return to a  full time posting schedule. New articles will … Continue reading

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Op Ed: Take Jim Crow Out of the Virginia Constitution: Restore Voting Rights for All

After the 15th Amendment was passed, giving blacks the constitutional right to vote, Southern states enacted Jim Crow laws, designed to keep blacks from actually voting. These laws included disingenuous literacy tests and poll taxes, which served as illegal but … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

Every Friday, State of Elections brings you the latest news in state election law. – Two citizen initiatives in Florida, designed to limit gerrymandering, have faced opposition from the Florida legislature.  Opponents of the initiatives claim that they reduce election … Continue reading

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