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Simmons v. Galvin

Petition for certiorari denied on October 18, 2010
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-920 1st Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2010

Issue: (1) Whether Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (“VRA”), 42 U.S.C. § 1973, applies to state felon disenfranchisement laws that result in discrimination on the basis of race; and (2) whether the Massachusetts felon disenfranchisement scheme established in 2000 violates the Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution as applied to those Massachusetts felons who were incarcerated and yet had the right to vote prior to 2000.

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