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United States

19 December 2009

Chicago Sun-Times

A ruling by the federal appeals court in Chicago could make it harder to prosecute felons with guns -- and could jeopardize some previous gun convictions and sentences, sources say. The ruling hinges on a letter the Illinois Department of Corrections sent to ex-offenders when they completed their sentences. The letter informed ex-offenders that their rights to vote and hold constitutional office were restored. But the letter didn't address whether they had a right to... (

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