Courthouse News Service: Law to Keep Ala. Felons From Voting Fought


An Alabama law that prevents people with prior felony convictions from voting in unconstitutional and should be tossed, a group of former felons claim in court. 

The plaintiffs in the case seek a declaratory judgment and injunction preventing the defendants from enforcing the state's felony disenfranchisement laws. 

They're represented by Alabama attorneys J. Mitch McGuire and James Blacksher, along with Danielle Lang and Gerald Hebert of the Campaign Legal Center, Jessica Ring Amunson, Pamela Karlan, Armand Derfner and Anderson Francois.

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