Last updated on: 3/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Scott M. Bennett, JD Biography

Title:
Associate Attorney with Lewis and Roca LLP
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“It will be difficult, in this age of punitive politics, to persuade legislators to give greater rights to ex-felons. But advocates must persevere. Giving ex-felons the right to vote would help them turn their lives around, would make communities safer, and is simply the right thing to do in a democracy.”

Boalt Journal of Criminal Law, Jan. 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to felon voting issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to felon voting issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate with the law firm of Lewis and Roca LLP. His practice areas are listed as “Criminal Defense, Government Regulation and Corporate Compliance”
Education:
  • JD, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), 2003
  • BA, summa cum laude, Arizona State University, 2000
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Would Re-Enfranchised Felons Voting as a Bloc Subvert Laws Protecting Society?