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W&L Law Professor Nora Demleitner on Voting Rights Restoration Demleitner's commentary was published Feb. 19 in the Virginia Pilot.

Right now those with a felony record — whenever and wherever incurred, whatever the penalty — depend on the largesse of Virginia’s governor to award them a right for which they shouldn’t have to ask. 

In an opinion piece published Feb. 19 by the Virginia Pilot, Washington and Lee School of Law professor Nora Demleitner argues that now is the time for Virginia to join most other states by amending the state constitution to abolish the prohibition on voting and automatically restore voting rights for all those with a felony criminal record once they have completed supervision. 

Read the full piece on the Virginia Pilot’s website.