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Ala. Felon Voting Lawsuit May Get Dismissed

Montgomery, AL – A Montgomery judge says she may dismiss a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union over convicted felons trying to register to vote.

The ACLU hoped to make the suit into a class-action case representing felons across the state who want to register for the election Nov. 4. But Circuit Judge Tracy McCooey said during a hearing Wednesday the three felons named in the suit may lack legal standing to sue.

McCooey told ACLU attorneys that she is concerned that the three plaintiffs didn't complete voter registration forms and get officially rejected by county voter registrars before suing.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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