voting http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Felon Voting Rights Bill's Hopes Rest on Rand Paul's Support http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-felon-voting-rights-bills-hopes-rest-rand-pauls-support <p>A bill to restore voting rights for non-violent felons has passed a Kentucky House committee.</p><p>The measure is Rep. Jesse Crenshaw's latest attempt to put about 130,000 felons back on the voting rolls.</p><p>Similar efforts have repeatedly stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate. But Crenshaw says he hopes that his bill will fare better this year <a href="/post/citing-racial-disparities-senator-rand-paul-favors-restoration-felon-voting-rights">because of support from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.</a></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:14:04 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8236 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Felon Voting Rights Bill's Hopes Rest on Rand Paul's Support Federal Court Sides With Plaintiffs in Kentucky Redistricting Case http://wfpl.org/post/federal-court-sides-plaintiffs-kentucky-redistricting-case <p>The three-judge federal panel tasked with determining the constitutionality of outdated Kentucky voting districts has granted the plaintiffs attorneys' fees, possibly paving the way to an official end to the state's two-year redistricting nightmare.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:49:07 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7411 at http://wfpl.org Federal Court Sides With Plaintiffs in Kentucky Redistricting Case