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Key Decisions in Felony Disenfranchisement Litigation

This document pulls together key federal and state decisions in felony disenfranshisement. Cases range from Supreme Court decisions like Richardson v. Ramirez to state court cases like Fernandez v. Kiner. Thirty-three decision in all are listed and summarized.


United States Supreme Court

Richardson v. Ramirez
O'Brien v. Skinner
Hunter v. Underwood 

Federal Court

Federal Court, 2nd Circuit 
Baker v. Pataki
Green v. Bd. of Elections

Federal Court, 3rd Circuit 
Owens v. Barnes
NAACP Philadelphia Branch v. Ridge
Stephens v. Yeomans

Federal Court, 4th Circuit 
Howard v. Gilmore
Allen v. Ellisor
Perry v. Beamer
Thiess v. State Administrative Bd. of Election Laws

Federal Court, 5th Circuit 
Cotton v. Fordice
Williams v. Taylor
Shepherd v. Trevino
McLaughlin v. City of Canton
Murphree v. Winter
Texas Supporters of Workers World Party Presidential Candidates v. Strake

Federal Court, 6th Circuit 
Wesley v. Collins
Tate v. Collins

Federal Court, 7th Circuit 
Jones v. Edgar

Federal Court, 9th Circuit
Gage v. Hawkins

Federal Court, 10th Circuit 
Woodruff v. Wyoming

Federal Court, 11th Circuit 
Hobson v. Pow
Beacham v. Braterman 


State Court

California State Court 
Flood v. Riggs
Ramirez v. Brown

Montana State Court
Emery v. State

New Hampshire State Court 
Fischer v. Governor

Oregon State Court 
Chochrek v. Cupp

Pennsylvania State Court 
Mixon v. Commonwealth
Martin v. Haggerty
Washington State Court
Fernandez v. Kiner