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Voting Rights for 70,000 Louisiana Felons Sought in Constitutional Challenge


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Voting Rights for 70,000 Louisiana Felons Sought in Constitutional Challenge

Bill Quigley

Voice of the Ex-Offender (VOTE) and 8 individuals filed a class action voting rights challenge for 70,000 people in Louisiana saying they are illegally prohibited from voting.* The VOTE suit charges that the Louisiana legislature wrongfully and unconstitutionally passed a law disallowing people convicted of felonies from voting if they are on probation or parole.


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Was there a law on the books,
Regardless of what may have been arbitrarily defined as a Felony ,
at the time of any of the aforementioned incursions against,
that Included, as Punishment,
Suspension of the Right to Vote?
And, barring that,
What ever happened to the concept of being allowed to "Pay Your Debt to Society?"
and move on with your life?