Judge blocks motion to immediately restore voting rights of many Alabama felons


A federal judge turned down an advocacy group's request that Alabama swiftly reinstate many recently convicted felons' voting rights and take immediate steps to educate people about the impact of a new state law that restores access to the ballot for tens of thousands of felons.


Danielle Lang, senior legal counsel for voting rights and redistricting at the Campaign Legal Center, said that the organization would continue forward with its pending case against the state, which was initially filed in September 2016.

"[T]his is certainly not the end of the road for the case, which has challenged several aspects of the law," Lang wrote via email Monday. "This motion/hearing was only about one slice of the case and was preliminary in nature."

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