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Alabama: judge grants partial stay of judgment on felon voting rights

This afternoon, Judge Robert S. Vance, Jr., granted a partial stay of his judgment while the State appeals to the Alabama Supreme Court. The plaintiffs, represented by Ryan Haygood of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and me, had urged the court to issue only a partial stay -- although we had a few more bells and whistles in our proposed order.

The effect of this order is that those convicted of felonies involving moral turpitude may not register to vote unless their right to vote has been restored. Those convicted of a crime not involving moral turpitude may register to vote. For more details on crimes of moral turpitude, see this post on my other website, EdwardStill.com.

For details on the judgment, see this earlier post.

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