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Minnesota ACLU files suit to restore felons' voting rights
The Minnesota branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit in state court on Monday seeking to overturn a law that denies felons who are on probation the right to vote. The suit claims the law violates equal protection, due pro (More)
Federal judge blocks Florida law that keeps ex-felons from voting over unpaid fines
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida issued a preliminary injunction on Friday against a state law that requires those convicted of a felony to pay all fees and fines before they can regain their right to vote. Fl (More)
UN report illuminates casualties surrounding Afghanistan's September elections
Violence surrounding Afghanistan's recent elections have resulted in 85 dead and 373 injured, according to a report from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) published Wednesday. More than 200 injuries and 28 deaths occurred on electio (More)
Federal appeals court rules electors may vote for whomever they wish
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held Wednesday that the State of Colorado violated the rights of a presidential elector who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton, who had won the state. Michael Baca, the Presidential Elector, was remov (More)
Census and Sensibility
On the last day of its 2018-2019 Term, the Supreme Court decided in Department of Commerce v. New York that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross could not add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census solely on the basis of the “contrived” and “prete (More)
Voting rights groups challenge Florida law that imposes wealth hurdles on felons seeking to vote
The ACLU and other rights groups filed a lawsuit on Friday immediately after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new law that requires people with felony convictions to pay all court fees and fines to be eligible to vote. In November 2018, Flor (More)
Council of Europe votes to reinstate Russia despite criticism of human rights abuses
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe voted Wednesday to reinstate the Russian delegation to the Assembly despite criticism over human rights abuses. Russia's voting rights had been stripped in 2014 in response to the Russian Federat (More)
Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down victims' rights amendment
The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously invalidated a constitutional amendment known as "Marsy's law" that granted specific constitutional rights to victims of crimes. The court considered whether voters had been given sufficient inform (More)
Mississippi residents allege state electoral system has discriminatory impact
Four African-American residents of Mississippi filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday seeking to block Mississippi's process for electing statewide officials due to its discriminatory origins and impact. The plaintiffs challenge a Jim-Crow-e (More)
Nevada governor signs two criminal justice reform bills
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak on Wednesday signed two bills, restoring felon voting rights and sealing records related to decriminalized offenses. Assembly Bill 431 grants convicted felons the right to vote immediately after release from prison or (More)
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