On July 24, 2012, Saad El-Amin filed a lawsuit asking the federal court in Richmond, Virginia to rule that Virginia's disenfranchisement law pertaining to ex-felons is unconstitutional. This web site chronicles the court filings filed by Saad El-Amin, the plainstiff, and the Commonwealth of Virginia defendents.
The lawsuit establish legal and historical evidence that Virginia's disenfranchisement law is unconstitutional because it was racially motivated when it was adopted in 1870 and that racial animus remains legally operative today. Virginia's disenfranchisement law also violates the Equal Protection, the Due Process and Cruel and Unusual Clauses of the United States Constitution.
The success of this lawsuit would have a positive and far-reaching impact on many people and communities in Virginia and across the nation.
You are welcome to review the lawsuit and the related court filings and documents pertaining to this case.