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Judge strikes down North Carolina felon voting law

Posted on AllSides April 23rd, 2024
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A federal judge has struck down a North Carolina law criminalizing voting for people with felony convictions. The law, originally passed in 1877, made it a Class I felony for people who vote in North Carolina without having their rights restored. But on Monday, U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs wrote that the law “was enacted with discriminatory intent, has not been cleansed of its discriminatory taint, and continues to disproportionately impact Black voters.” Though Black Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, one third of Black men...

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