Fed. Soc. on the Felon Voting Bill
Roger Clegg writing for the Federalist Society's New Federal Initiatives Project, has done an excellent analysis of H.R. 3335: "The Democracy Restoration Act." The RNLA has previously posted on this piece of legislation that would restore the voting rights for millions of felons around the nation. Just last week, the House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties committee held a hearing discussing the merits of restoring voting rights to over four million convicted felons. Clegg analyzes Article I, Section 4 of the Constitution and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments in discussing whether Congress has authority to pass this legislation. Clegg also asks the question if this bill is good policy. Please click here to read his analysis of the bill.