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Libertarian think tanks Cato Institute and R Street Institute, together with the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown University Law Center, filed a friend of the court brief in support of voting rights. The groups argue that SB-7066’s requirement conditioning rights restoration on payment of LFOs is bad policy and violates the Fourteenth Amendment. The brief also argues that felony disenfranchisement is anti-democratic.
Campaign Legal Center’s Restore Your Vote campaign is working in Iowa to help people with felony convictions restore their voting rights, train community leaders on the rights restoration process, and break down the false notion that a felony conviction means you can never vote again.
On January 15, 2020, CLC sent a letter to the Yakima County Commission notifying it that the current system for electing candidates to the County Commission violates the Washington Voting Rights Act by denying Latino voters an opportunity to elect candidates of their choice to the Commission.
In 2018, Florida voters restored the right to vote to individuals with felony convictions. The legislature then enacted a law conditioning rights restoration on payment of restitution, fines, and fees. CLC represents Floridians Bonnie Raysor, Diane Sherrill and Lee Hoffman in challenging the...
U.S. District Judge Steve Jones issued a ruling denying CLC and Fair Fight Action’s request for a preliminary injunction to halt Georgia’s voter purge.
A letter from Restore Your Vote commending Secretary Pate for his pledge to address Iowa's error-ridden list of ineligible voters and recommending ways to make sure that process is successful and that impacted Iowans are aware of their verified status.
After the District Court granted Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction on October 18, 2019, the Governor and the Secretary of State filed for an appeal on November 18, 2019. On December 13, 2019, they filed their opening brief on appeal, seeking to overturn the District Court’s ruling that the State cannot constitutionally disenfranchise individuals solely because they cannot afford to pay their legal financial obligations.
On December 19, 2019, a judge from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division issued an order denying stay.
A coalition of civil rights groups and religious organizations are challenging numerous deficiencies in Georgia’s electoral system that impose serious burdens on the right to vote for eligible Georgians. These obstacles particularly impact Georgia’s residents of color, severely limiting Georgia’s...