Ninth Circuit Court: Convicted Felons Can Still Vote

Thursday, January 07, 2010

A federal court in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle has overturned a Washington state law that said convicted felons had no right to vote. The case turned on questions of racial bias in Washington's justice and penal systems, and could have wide-reaching implications for other laws involving prisoners.  To unpack the decision, we're joined by Dale Ho, assistant counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which has been working on this case for the past 6 years.

Guests:

Dale Ho

Contributors:

Eneida I DelValle

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