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This number of unique essays through top students and advocates bargains the 1st foreign exam of the character, explanations, and results of legislation regulating vote casting through individuals with legal convictions. In determining even if prisoners shall keep definitely the right to vote, a rustic faces important questions on democratic self-definition and constitutional values - and, more and more, in regards to the scope of judicial energy. but within the wealthy and starting to be literature on comparative constitutionalism, really little consciousness has been paid to vote casting rights and election legislation. Democracy and Punishment starts off to fill that hole, displaying how constitutional courts in Israel, Canada, South Africa, and Australia, in addition to the ecu courtroom of Human Rights, have grappled with those regulations within the final decade, frequently bringing up each other alongside the best way. Chapters research partisan politics, political idea, legal management, and social values, exhibiting that constitutional legislations is the fruit of political and old contingency, not only constitutional texts and formal criminal doctrine.
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Epp has argued that the fundamental reason for the success of civil rights litigation in the United States did not lie in the Constitution itself, American rights consciousness, or the specific ideologies of judges. Instead, the most important variable was the presence of a specific kind of “support structure,” particularly the civil rights bar (Epp 1998). Something similar seems to be true of disenfranchisement law, in that the engagement of skilled and strategic reform organizations has been a necessary condition for reform.
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Criminal Disenfranchisement in an International Perspective by Alec C. Ewald, Brandon Rottinghaus