The Supreme Court on Monday sent conflicting signals on the question of voting rights for convicted felons, but advocates say the high court may yet decide the issue in a future case. The Court let stand a 9th Circuit ruling that allowed a challenge of Washington state's felon disenfranchisement law under the Voting Rights Act. At the same time, however, the Court let stand a 2nd Circuit ruling that held the Voting Rights Act does not apply to New York's law.
Mixed Signals From Supreme Court on Felon Voting Rights
November 9, 2004