Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A known unknown

A federal district court Tuesday tossed an NAACP voting rights lawsuit against Secretary of State Nancy Worley, saying the three named plaintiffs lacked standing. The ruling, which the plaintiffs' lawyer, Edward Still, has posted, means Alabamians might not get an exhaustive answer any time soon to the question of which felony convictions involve "moral turpitude" under state law and thus preclude the restoration of voting rights.

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