Professor of Law at the University of California at Davis
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
"Criminal disenfranchisement was widely used in the South after Reconstruction to suppress the vote of African-Americans. It remains the major basis for the disproportionate disenfranchisement of African-American adults. Thirteen percent of African-American men cannot vote because of criminal conviction, a rate seven times the national average. Felon disenfranchisement has tremendous effects on the political landscape -- leading researchers report that felon disenfranchisement 'may have altered the outcome of as many as seven recent U.S. Senate elections and one presidential election.' Because the Fifteenth Amendment repealed Section 2, courts must reconsider the treatment of felon disenfranchisement."
"Reconstruction, Felon Disenfranchisement and the Right to Vote: Did the Fifteenth Amendment Repeal Section 2 of the Fourteenth," Georgetown Law Journal, 2004
Experts 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:
Professor of Law, University of California at Davis, 2011-present
Chester H. Smith Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, 2004-2011
Professor of Public Administration and Policy, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona, 2004-2011
Chair, Association of American Law Schools, Minority Law Teachers Section, 2004-2005
Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2003-2004
Rufus King Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2001-2003
Urban Justice Institute, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2001-2003
Special Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Cincinnati, OH, 1999-2003
Interim Associate Dean, University of Cincinnati College of Law, Spring 2002
Associate Professor, Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1998-2001
Assistant Professor, Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, MA, 1995-1998
Special Assistant District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney, Appeals Bureau, Cambridge & Springfield, MA, 1996-1998
Associate Appellate Counsel, Criminal Appeals Bureau, The Legal Aid Society of New York, 1992-1994
Law Clerk, The Honorable Richard P. Matsch, Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1989