Washington (AP) - The Supreme Court won't take the case of
The court turned down the inmates' appeal Monday.
In 2001, several jailed felons sued, saying not allowing them to vote violated the federal Voting Rights Act. They say keeping them from the polls is illegal because the percentage of imprisoned felons who are black or Hispanic is higher than the percentage in the state as a whole.
But the federal appeals court in
The case is Simmons v. Galvin, 09-920.