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Old March 1, 2019, 09:39 AM   #10
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A felon who lost his right to vote because he was convicted isn't a due process issue categorically. He lost that right and the right to possess an arm when convicted. As a matter of policy, those effects of conviction could change, but he did lose them in a process that offers a trial.

People locked up for contempt or failure to pay court costs is a real problem. I've had judges threaten lock up for making an argument; they know it isn't legal.

If merely being really upset is sufficient basis for stripping you of the rights you hold against the state, the rights aren't yours in any ordinary sense.
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