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    Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules

    Not sure if this is where this belongs, but:

    Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out Washington's law banning incarcerated felons from voting, finding the state's criminal-justice system is "infected" with racial discrimination.

    The surprising ruling, by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, said the law violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act by disenfranchising minority voters.

    The decision is the first in the country's federal appeals courts to equate a prohibition against voting by incarcerated felons with practices outlawed under the federal Voting Rights Act, such as poll taxes or literacy tests.
    Local News | Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules | Seattle Times Newspaper

    Felons voting while incarcerated, who would be foolish or bold enough to court their vote?..........

    Mod Edit: Edited post due to fair use violation
    Last edited by RedAkston; 01-06-10 at 04:07 PM. Reason: Edited post for fair use violation

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    Re: Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Not sure if this is where this belongs, but:

    Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out Washington's law banning incarcerated felons from voting, finding the state's criminal-justice system is "infected" with racial discrimination.

    The surprising ruling, by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, said the law violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act by disenfranchising minority voters.

    The decision is the first in the country's federal appeals courts to equate a prohibition against voting by incarcerated felons with practices outlawed under the federal Voting Rights Act, such as poll taxes or literacy tests.
    Local News | Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules | Seattle Times Newspaper

    Felons voting while incarcerated, who would be foolish or bold enough to court their vote?..........
    i'm a lib, you hack, and i don't think INCARCERATED felons should be able to vote.
    Last edited by RedAkston; 01-06-10 at 04:08 PM. Reason: Mod Edit: Edited post for fair use violation

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm a lib, you hack, and i don't think INCARCERATED felons should be able to vote.
    Are you calling me a Partisan hack?.....

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    Re: Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Felons voting while incarcerated, who would be foolish or bold enough to court their vote?..........
    People who don't want to get shanked.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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    Re: Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules

    I really despise McKenna sometimes - I have met the man several times and he's really quite slimy, more than the typical politician.
    Syn Athēnāi kai kheira kinei - Gods help those who help themselves.

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    Re: Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    I really despise McKenna sometimes - I have met the man several times and he's really quite slimy, more than the typical politician.
    You live in Libtardistan?.....
    See avatar.....

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    Re: Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    You live in Libtardistan?.....
    See avatar.....
    Yup, I work for the state government as a matter of fact.
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    Re: Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    Yup, I work for the state government as a matter of fact.
    Oh my!.....No wonder there's a budget deficit......

    McKenna is one of the few bright spots in our uber Liberal GUBMINT.......

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    Re: Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Are you calling me a Partisan hack?.....
    why yes, yes i am.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules

    Kill a guy, vote for a Democrat.

    Cross the border illegally, vote for a Democrat.

    Resurrect a dead man, vote for a Democrat.

    The pattern holds.

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