Posted: October 13, 2008
Alabama Felony Voting Suit Dismissed
Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Tracy McCooey has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the ACLU to clarify which felons are permitted to vote in elections under Alabama state law. Judge McCooey determined that the plaintiffs lacked standing to bring the suit (Read the court's order). An appeal is expected, although it is unlikely that the case will be resolved prior to the the general election in November. See the EL@M case page for more information and additiona case documents.