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Restoring the vote to those convicted of a felony sentence is not just the right thing to do, it's good social science

Shannon, Sarah (2018) Restoring the vote to those convicted of a felony sentence is not just the right thing to do, it's good social science. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Feb 2018). Website.

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Abstract

On February 1st, the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida ruled that the state's process of vote-restoration for those convicted of a felony violated the US Constitution. Sarah Shannon and Christopher Uggen write that Florida is one of the few states which still prevent felons from voting after they have completed their sentences. And while this ruling may signal that change is coming for those in the Sunshine State who are seeking re-enfranchisement, they remind us that restoring felon voting rights beyond Florida would give voting rights back to millions as well as enhancing public safety and community cooperation.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2018 16:03
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 00:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88858

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