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May 24, 2010

PLF files amicus brief in Farrakhan v. Gregoire to protect state electoral practices

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda Last week the Pacific Legal Foundation and Center for Equal Opportunity filed an amicus brief in support of the State of Washington in Farrakhan v. Gregoire.  That case concerns an attempt by convicted criminals to nullify a section of the Washington State Constitution that prohibits felons from voting.  (Previo ...

April 30, 2010

Can felons force states to let them vote? Ninth Circuit to rehear Farrakhan v. Gregoire

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda In an earlier post on the Liberty Blog, I described how the Ninth Circuit had ordered the parties in Farrakhan v. Gregoire to submit briefs setting forth their respective positions on whether the case should be reheard.  After considering those briefs, the Ninth Circuit has in fact ordere ...

April 26, 2010

Farrakhan v. Gregoire: Is the Ninth Circuit having second thoughts about felon voting rights?

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda On January 5, 2010, the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court decision and held, in Farrakhan v. Gregoire, that the State of Washington's felon disenfranchisement law violates the federal Voting Rights Act.  In a 2-1 decision, the court concluded that the felons' showing of statistical disparities among race ...