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Right to Vote in Louisiana

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VOTE v. Louisiana

Along with our grassroots partner Voice of the Experienced (VOTE), Advancement Project's national office is fighting to restore the vote in Louisiana for more than 71,000 Louisiana citizens on probation and parole. By serving as co-counsel on the VOTE v. Louisiana appeal process, we are joining a monumental fight to affirm the right to vote in the state with the highest rate of incarceration in the country. The effort is part of an ongoing appeal of a trial court ruling that allows Louisiana to continue to deny the ballot to tens of thousands of Louisianans.

Select Legal Documents:

VOTE Petition for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Nineteenth Judicial District Court, Parish of East Baton Rouge, 7-1-16

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VOTE Motion for Summary Judgment

Nineteenth Judicial District Court, Parish of East Baton Rouge, 1-13-17

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Hearing and Oral Reasons for Judgment

Nineteenth Judicial District Court, Parish of East Baton Rouge, 3-13-17

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VOTE Opening Brief of Appellants

Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit, 9-27-17

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VOTE Reply Brief

Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit, 10-27-17

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Amicus Briefs in Support of VOTE:

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc., the Sentencing Project and Southern Poverty Law Center

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The American Probation and Parole Association

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Louisiana Constitutional Law and History Scholars

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Louisiana History Scholars

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For updates on Advancement Project's broader fight for the right to vote, visit our website www.NationalRightToVote.org.

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