Last updated on: 4/16/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Neema Trivedi Biography

Title:
Former Research Associate at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“[I]n Arizona, ex-offenders who have completed all other terms of their sentence for a first conviction, including prison, parole and probation terms, cannot participate in the political process unless they pay their legal financial obligations.

In part because of these post-sentence restrictions, more than 175,000 Arizona citizens will be unable to vote on Election Day because of a felony conviction. More than 140,000 of those individuals have done their time in prison but are still unable to vote when they re-enter society….

Like its historical predecessor, the poll tax, this law disproportionately impacts low-income voters and people of color.”

“Ease Ex-Offenders’ Voting Restrictions,” Arizona Daily Star, Oct. 9, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Research Associate, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, 2005-2006
  • Staff, Free Expression Policy Project (FEPP), 2005-2006
  • Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility, appointed by the President, Yale University, 2005
  • Minority Advisory Committee, Yale University, 2004
Education:
  • Present, Law Student, New York University School of Law
  • BA, Yale University, 2005
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Felons Have to Pay All Fines, Fees, and Restitutions Related to Their Conviction before Regaining Their Vote?