Tag Archives: constitutional

Write to Vote? State Wants Felons to Write Essays to Get Voting Rights

Robert McDonnell, Governor of Virginia, says he will require felons to draft essays in order to have their voting rights restored. Under the state’s constitution, individuals with felony convictions automatically lose their right to vote. Under the new plan, the…

Guantanamo Not Closing for At Least Another Year

Congress has balked at the Obama administrations request to pay $150 million dollars for an Illinois prison to house Guantanamo inmates, delaying the closing of Guantanamo until at least 2011. In the meantime, officials can work on upgrading security at…