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Felon Voting Rights Claim Advances (access required)

Plaintiff, a former city council member and convicted felon who is eligible for restoration of his voting rights, has pleaded an equal protection claim by alleging Article II, Section 1 of the Virginia Constitution, which disqualifies felons from voting, discriminates against black citizens while favoring those who commit crimes but avoid prosecution as felons. Plaintiff’s equal ...