"They're not saying that the legislature and the voting public cannot bar felons running for office, they're just saying, in this instance, they didn't do it the right way."
Voters approved the amendment barring convicted felons from seeking office for 15 years after the end of their sentence. However, the ballot version omitted an exemption passed by the legislature for those only sentenced to probation. Meche says this is an example of inexcusable sloppiness in the state legislature.
"It'll be interesting to see what explanations are given as to how this foul up occurred."
He believes lawmakers will likely bring this issue up to voters again, based on the Louisiana Supreme Court's ruling. Meche says the Court's message to the state legislature is very clear.
"They told the legislature to go back to the drawing board and, for God's sakes, if they're going to do this, do it the right way."