The Brennan Center released two analyses ahead of Sen. Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing to be the next Attorney General. They cover Sessions's civil rights record and highlight a past scandal that should serve as a cautionary tale.
Florida's lifetime voting ban for people with past felony convictions is rooted in America's Jim Crow past. The harsh law impacts 1.6 million citizens, including 21 percent of the state's voting-age African Americans.
The appeals court decision means tens of thousands of eligible citizens in Kansas, Georgia, and Alabama who do not have passports or birth certificates can still register to vote in the upcoming federal elections.