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Louisiana AG reviewing lawsuit over voting rights for ex-offenders

Dawn Brotherton Jul. 9, 2016, 7:51pm

NEW ORLEANS — In the wake of a lawsuit filed against the state to restore voting rights to ex-offenders, the Louisiana Attorney General's Office said voting restrictions on those on parole or probation is constitutional.

Group sues to restore voting rights of ex-offenders in Louisiana

Dawn Brotherton Jul. 5, 2016, 1:48pm

NEW ORLEANS—Voice of the Ex-Offender (VOTE) filed a class-action petition on July 1 in the 19th Judicial District Court, seeking to restore the voting rights of more than 70,000 Louisiana residents who are on probation or parole for felony offenses.