Few Iowa Felons Have Voting Rights Reinstated

The AP reports that fewer than twelve of the over 8000 felons released have regained their right to vote, since the state’s automatic reenfranchisement policy was reversed last year by Gov. Branstad.  According to the story, reenfranchisement now requires a full credit report (not just a summary), a criminal history … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Affirms Decision Upholding Maryland Law on “Prison Gerrymandering”

The summary disposition in Fletcher v. Lamone affirms a three-judge district court ruling upholding the state’s “No Representation Without Population Act,”  which requires that, for redistricting purposes, prisoners be counted at their legal home addresses rather than where they’re incarcerated. Demos’ press … Continue reading

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