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CASE ENTRY

Valenti v. Lawson

ACLU: Blackford County, Ind. man would like to vote at his neighborhood polling station, a school, but he’s barred from entering owing to his 1993 conviction for a sex offense involving a child. Unconstitutional? Seventh Circuit: He can vote at the courthouse, at a civic center, or by absentee ballot. And anyway, Indiana is under no obligation to provide even those options because felons don’t have a constitutional right to vote.


Tags: 2018, Election Law, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Seventh Circuit, Voting Rights

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