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October 08, 2010

Ninth Circuit saves Washington's felon disenfranchisement law in Farrakhan v. Gregoire

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda Yesterday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important decision in a case called Farrakhan v. Gregoire.  In Farrakhan, felons claimed that the state of Washington's felon disenfranchisement law violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, because the law results in a denial or abridgement of ...

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 ...

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