Minnesota Appeals court deals setback to voting restoration push

Minnesota’s Court of Appeals has upheld a law which prohibits citizens convicted of felonies from voting until they have fully completed their sentences, including probation. Those who brought the case in order to expand felon voting rights will seek to get the decision overturned by the Minnesota Supreme Court.  An attorney pursuing the case for the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota says, “Felony disenfranchisement is one of the enduring and systematic racial disparities in our criminal justice system.”

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