voting rights http://kbia.org en MU Law Professor Weighs in on Voting Rights for Ex-Offenders http://kbia.org/post/mu-law-professor-weighs-voting-rights-ex-offenders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Advocates for felons’ rights recently gained significant support from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder asked states to repeal laws prohibiting convicted felons from voting after serving their prison sentences. University of Missouri Law Professor S. David Mitchell said many of the states’ current voting restrictions on felons contradict the goal for these individuals once they are released from prison.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:20:18 +0000 Brian Ruehlmann 48730 at http://kbia.org MU Law Professor Weighs in on Voting Rights for Ex-Offenders Mo. House to take up voter photo ID requirement http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-take-voter-photo-id-requirement <p>Legislation requiring voters to show photo ID at polling places is scheduled for debate in the Missouri House.<br>House Majority Leader John Diehl said he expects a proposed constitutional amendment mandating photo ID and a bill implementing the rule to be taken up on the House floor this week.</p><p>Republicans argue the measure is needed to cut down on voter fraud. Democrats contend the photo ID requirement is aimed at disenfranchising voters.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:55:55 +0000 Associated Press 28672 at http://kbia.org Mo. House to take up voter photo ID requirement MU Faculty Council discusses voting rights for non-tenure-track faculty http://kbia.org/post/mu-faculty-council-discusses-voting-rights-non-tenure-track-faculty <p>The University of Missouri Faculty Council addressed a voting rights proposal to non-tenure track, or NTT faculty at its most recent meeting in Memorial Student Union.</p><p>The change will allow NTT faculty to vote on University matters. NTT faculty members are hired under one- or three-year contracts. The exclusion of NTT members has ocurred for years at MU, but has now been brought to the council as a proposal.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:44:29 +0000 Asia Myles 23596 at http://kbia.org