Simmons v. GalvinPetition 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 (â€œVRAâ€), 42 U.S.C. Â§ 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.