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Voting Rights Restoration

Why Virginia's Justice System Needs an Overhaul

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

Improving the state's criminal justice system will require changing its polices, such as focusing more on treatment for substance abusers and less on incarceration.

The Top 5 Voting Rights Moments of 2013

Penda D. Hair | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

Texas waited just two hours after the ruling to announce that the state would begin enforcing its voter ID law. The U.S. Department of Justice hit back with lawsuits against both measures, showing the Supreme Court's ruling does not mean that it's open season on voters.

Drawing a Line in Florida and Standing on the Side of Justice

Desmond Meade | Posted 08.21.2013 | Miami
Desmond Meade

While there are many reasons to support automatic civil rights restoration, I want to focus on two.

A Step Forward in Virginia on Restoring Voting Rights

Vishal Agraharkar | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Vishal Agraharkar

In using his annual address to call for automatic rights restoration, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell joins other Republican politicians who recognize automatic voting rights restoration is a smart-on-crime reform that it is consistent with American values and ideals.