|Posted on 3/31/2017 2:46:00 AM.|
A measure has been filed for the legislative session that would give convicted felons, who are on parole and have been out of jail for at least five years, the right to vote. Baton Rouge Representative Patricia Smith says many of these individuals have been out of jail for over 20 years.
|legislative session, convicted felons, vote, Patricia Smith|
|Posted on 1/28/2016 10:29:00 AM.|
The Louisiana Supreme Court overturns a constitutional amendment that prohibits convicted felons from running for political office. In their ruling, the Court says what residents voted on in 1997 did not match what was enacted by the state legislature.
|Louisiana, Supreme Court, convicted felons, Tim Meche|