Saturday, September 02, 2006

Judge delays SOME PARTS of order allowing felons to vote

By Bob Johnson
The Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM -- A circuit judge agreed Friday to delay much of his order allowing felons to vote in Alabama until after the Nov. 7 general election and until the Alabama Supreme Court has a chance to review the issue.

The judge said Friday during a hearing he would let stand a portion of his order that instructed county voter registrars to allow people to register if they have been convicted of a crime that past attorney general opinions or court decisions have said do not involve moral turpitude. Those include such offenses as felony driving under the influence or possession of small amounts of illegal drugs such as marijuana.


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