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September 23, 2004

Felon Disenfranchisement

The NY Times has this important article about the important issue of felon disenfranchisement laws. The article reports on two studies documenting that "those laws have a disproportionate effect on African-Americans because the percentage of black men with felony convictions is much larger than their share of the general population." The folks over at TalkLeft have terrific coverage of this article and all the issues it raises here, and they note that they have lately been posting a lot on this topic "because it's that important."

As I have note before here, the intersection of election law and policy and sentencing law and policy runs deep. And I am proud that my own OSU Moritz College of Law has this great site covering all sorts of election law issues, to which I have contributed here some broad coverage (and lots of great links) on the topic of felon disenfranchisement.

September 23, 2004 at 01:28 PM | Permalink


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