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Disqualified voters challenge Virginia’s felony disenfranchisement provision

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Three Virginia citizens disqualified from voting due to felony convictions joined a nonprofit organization to file a lawsuit Monday in federal court against Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and several state elections officials. The action challenges the felony disenfranchisement provision of the Virginia Constitution.

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North Carolina federal judge finds felony disenfranchisement law is unconstitutional

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The law made it a serious crime for someone to vote while still on probation or parole for a felony conviction. The post North Carolina federal judge finds felony disenfranchisement law is unconstitutional appeared first on JURIST - News. The vote could not be cast by accident, without knowledge.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court to decide constitutionality of mandatory life imprisonment for felony murder

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and almost every country in the world in recognizing that people convicted of felony murder should not face death-by-incarceration sentences. The post Pennsylvania Supreme Court to decide constitutionality of mandatory life imprisonment for felony murder appeared first on JURIST - News.

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Can’t Just Commit Felonies On The Clock And Keep Your License In Tennessee

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The post Can’t Just Commit Felonies On The Clock And Keep Your License In Tennessee appeared first on Above the Law. Practice being honest or lose your practice!

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Texas Appeals Court overturns voter fraud conviction of woman who voted despite felony conviction

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The Court of Appeals of the Second Appellate District of Texas threw out a voter fraud conviction Thursday that would have put a Texas woman accused of voting while on supervised release after being convicted of a felony behind bars for five years. Thursday’s acquittal was the culmination of a six-year legal fight by Mason.

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US Supreme Court declines to hear case regarding jury size in felony trials

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Six states in the US allow for trials before six or eight-person juries in felony cases: Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts and Utah. The post US Supreme Court declines to hear case regarding jury size in felony trials appeared first on JURIST - News.

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“Pa. Supreme Court to weigh life sentences for felony murder; A case involving a 36-year-old from Allegheny County could open the door to eventual freedom for others convicted of felony murder — involvement in a crime in which a death occurs; Will Marie ‘Mechie’ Scott, 70, see an end to half a century behind bars?”

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Supreme Court to weigh life sentences for felony murder; A case involving a 36-year-old from Allegheny County could open the door to eventual freedom for others convicted of felony murder — involvement in a crime in which a death occurs; Will Marie ‘Mechie’ Scott, 70, see an end to half a century behind bars?”

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