“Supreme Court Denies Review, Feds Defend Disenfranchisement in U.S. Territories Before Human Rights Commission”

Equally American:

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review in Segovia v. United States, a lawsuit seeking to expand voting rights in U.S. territories. The lawsuit was brought by Equally American on behalf of a group of veterans and others living in Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands who would be able to vote for President and have voting representation in Congress if they lived in any other U.S. territory or even a foreign country but cannot based on discriminatory federal and state overseas voting laws.

On Friday, federal officials defended the continued disenfranchisement of millions of U.S. citizens living in the territories in a hearing before the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Rossello v. United States.

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