Tag Archives: Voting

Dropping the “F-Bomb” on Politicians: The Problem of Felon Disenfranchisement

The Washington Post recently brought up the important annual awareness of roughly 6 million people denied voting rights due to a felony conviction. Unfortunately, they are mistaken to sum up the problem as a “disproportionate effect on blacks.” Indeed any … Continue reading

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Winning, Then Losing, My Right to Vote

This article originally appeared in The Guardian. With another presidential election approaching, there is growing discussion about the fact that up to 6 million American citizens have been disenfranchised (pdf) – many for life – due to a felony conviction. … Continue reading

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9th Circuit Calls for Proof: Is Prison System Racist?

The 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals court has reversed course and upheld Washington state’s ban on voting by prison inmates.  The ruling came last week in a case that challenged the ban under the Voting Rights Act, claiming it … Continue reading

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