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Ballots for Bullets? Disabled Veterans and the Right to Vote


Rabia Belt


University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Law School - Alumni

August 7, 2014


Abstract:     
Over 100,000 veterans lived in a government-funded home after the Civil War. Despite sacrificing their bodies for the preservation of the nation, these veterans lost the right to vote. This disfranchisement challenges the conventional wisdom that disabled veterans occupied a privileged position in society, politics, and law. Instead, their disability status trumped their military history, and they became part of a set of dependent, disabled people rendered placeless and vote-less by state law.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 48

Keywords: disability, legal history, state law, military

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Date posted: August 16, 2014 ; Last revised: September 20, 2014

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Belt, Rabia, Ballots for Bullets? Disabled Veterans and the Right to Vote (August 7, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2477562

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University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Law School - Alumni ( email )
United States
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