A recent News Analysis from The New York Times quotes Justice Clarence Thomas in 1994 as saying, a felony is “as bad a word as you can give to man or thing.”

As many people are trying to abolish the registry, the felony would remain on a background check, regardless of the number of years since the felony occurred.

Pointed out in the analysis is that “the felony category is defined only by its punishments…A felony is any crime punishable by a year or more in prison.”

The NRA refers to “felony creep,” campaigns to criminalize everything, with 25 states barring some individuals with felony convictions from voting, Florida being one of them.

Ron DeSantis posted that “Trump hasn’t lost his voting right in Florida…This would be an easy case to qualify for restoration of rights per the Florida Clemency Board, which I chair.”  DeSantis refuses to restore the rights of anyone convicted of a sex offense.

Trump has been convicted of 34 felonies; now he knows what it is like to be a convicted felon.  After 900 years of varying usages of the word felony, could Trump be ushering in a new definition of this word that society will accept?

This article is behind a paywall, but I was able to access it one time only through my google account.  Also listed as one-time-only access points are apple accounts and Facebook.



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