Sixth Circuit on 2-1 Vote Rejects OH Voting Rights Claim of Jailed Voters

The other day I noted a federal district court ruling holding that those jailed (but not convicted) voters have the same rights to vote absentee as late-hospitalized Ohio voters.

Today the Sixth Circuit rejected the claim in a 2-1 opinion. The majority held that the group bringing the claim lacked standing to bring the claim. Chief Judge Cole dissented, disagreeing with the majority on the standing question and agreeing with the trial court on the merits.

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