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October 26, 2006

Justice Talking progam on felony disenfranchisement

This week's topic on the NPR program Justice Talking was "Should Felons Have the Right to Vote?". Details and downloads are available at this link. Here is the pitch:

Currently, 4.7 million Americans are unable to vote due to state policies that bar convicted felons from the polls. In some states the ban is permanent despite the fact that the defendant may have served his or her time and been released from probation and parole.  Last year the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a lawsuit from Florida challenging as unconstitutional felon disenfranchisement laws, but activists continue to push for reforms that will enable convicted felons to participate in the political process.  Tune in to this edition of Justice Talking as we ask whether those who commit serious crimes should have the right to vote.

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