WEBINAR-Law Day CLE-Persistence and Change in Felon Voting Restrictions

When:  May 22, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CT)

Due to the current situation, this program is REMOTE-ONLY participation. There will be NO in-person attendance.

Co-sponsored by the RCBA and the Ramsey County Law Library

Deadline to Register: May 20, 2020*
If you want to register after May 20, send an email to info@ramseybar.org


A half‐dozen defendants sat in the courtroom, all described as “model probationers” living and working in Minneapolis. But they were facing new felony charges and the atmosphere was tense. Their crime? Illegal voting. They did not sell their votes or stuff the ballot box, they simply arrived at their polling place and cast ballots like so many of us did. Their new felony charges arose because in 27 US states it is illegal to vote while serving a probation sentence in the community. This talk will review research and policy developments in felon disenfranchisement law and policy, with a focus on developments in Minnesota. After addressing the origins, scope, political and racial impact, and public opinion on the practice, it considers the meaning of these legal restrictions in the context of contemporary debates in the United States and other nations.

The CLE program will run from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:  Credit card payment preferred. To register, click the Register button to the right. To register and pay later, send an email toinfo@ramseybar.org or call 651-222-0846. Feel free to mail this form with your registration, if you prefer.

Prof. Christopher Uggen  |  Regents Professor and Distinguished McKnight Professor of Sociology and Law, University of Minnesota

CLE Credits:
1.0 Standard CLE Credits Approved | Event Code: 303165

FREE for everyone!

Remote Participation:  
This program is webinar only.
If you are new to remote participation with Microsoft Teams, we encourage you to log in 15 minutes before the start of the program. Staff will be available in the virtual classroom to assist with any questions that you have.

*After online registration closes, you can register by sending an email toinfo@ramseybar.org or call 651-222-0846
Need to cancel? Cancellations are accepted until midnight, two days before the CLE. To cancel, send an email toinfo@ramseybar.org or call 651-222-0846
Questions? Contact Thea Anderson  | 651-222-0846