Falls v. Goins: Tennessee Supreme Court - Merits Brief at Tennessee Supreme Court


Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a brief on the merits at the Tennessee Supreme Court on behalf of Ernest Falls, who has been denied the right to vote for failure to pay outstanding court costs from a 1986 felony conviction in Virginia, but Tennessee law does not authorize the Secretary of State to deny the right to vote to individuals with out-of-state convictions if they have had their full rights of citizenship restored in that other state, which Mr. Falls has. He seeks to appeal the decision of the Tennessee Court of Appeals at Nashville.