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ACLU seeks to expand voting lawsuit


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The American Civil Liberties Union wants to expand a voting rights lawsuit against state officials into a classaction lawsuit on behalf of American Indians in South Dakota. At i s sue i s a s tat e law that removes from voter registration lists any person convicted of a felony and sentenced to prison. Voting rights are reinstated when the sentence is completed. The lawsuit was filed in February 2009 by Eileen Janis and Kim Colhoff, two Pine Ridge women who allege that they were illegally removed from the voter registration list for felony convict ions in federal court that resulted in proba...

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