Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Edward Still, Birmingham, Ala., Neil Bradley, ACLU Foundation, Atlanta, Ga., for plaintiffs-appellants.
James S. Ward, Asst. Atty. Gen., Birmingham, Ala., for defendants-appellees.
Before COLEMAN, FAY and RUBIN, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
Appellants challenge Section 182 of the Alabama Constitution, which disfranchises those convicted of certain crimes. In the District Court appellants asserted four causes of action: (1) the misdemeanors and minor felonies listed in § 182 as disfranchising offenses unconstitutionally impinge upon the franchise because they deny the franchise without a compelling state interest in violation of the First, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the U. S...
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