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No Voting Rights for Felons: Unfair, Anti-Democratic, and, Yes, “Nonsensical”

No Voting Rights for Felons: Unfair, Anti-Democratic, and, Yes, “Nonsensical”

  by Thomas L. Knapp In late January, US District Judge Mark Walker struck down Florida’s rules for restoring the voting rights of former convicts, finding those rules not just unconstitutional (on First and Fourteenth Amendment grounds) but “nonsensical.” Why nonsensical? Because “disenfranchised citizens must kowtow before a panel of high-level government officials over which […]