Last updated on: 11/28/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Jason G. Morgan-Foster, JD Biography

Title:
Research Scholar at The Project on Extrajudicial Executions at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“After an examination of the legislative history of the Fourteenth Amendment, it [this article] concludes that this [felon disenfranchisement] was not the framers’ intent; rather, they only intended the disenfranchisement of those committing crimes of rebellion or disloyalty to the State, such as treason.”

Transnational Judicial Discourse and Felon Disenfranchisement: Re-examining Richardson v. Ramirez,” Tulsa Journal Comparative & International Law, 2006

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Research Scholar, The Project on Extrajudicial Executions at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law
  • Law Clerk to Judge Bruno Simma and Judge Abdul Koroma at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, 2005
  • Legal Intern with the Washington Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights, 2004
  • Summer Associate, Shaw Pittman LLP, 2004
  • Legal Externship, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, New York, 2004
  • Executive Articles Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law
  • Hessel E. Yntema Award for Distinction in International and Comparative Law
  • Fulbright Fellow, Morocco, 2003-2004
  • Recipient of a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, 2002-2004
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Education:
  • JD, Cum Laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2005
  • BA, Magna Cum Laude, Romance Languages and International Affairs, Colorado College, 1997
Other:
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