Section 5

The U.S. Supreme Court building June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Voting Rights Act Heads To Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court opened hearings Wednesday on a challenge to the law that if overturned could fundamentally reshape how an entire region of the country handles elections.

CBS Miami–02/27/2013

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Election Law Challenge Withdrawn

A challenge to Florida’s new election rules has been withdrawn by a Democratic state senator and two nonpartisan groups.

CBS Miami–09/24/2012

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Justice Dept. Approves Fla.’s Early Voting Plan

After months of legal battles, the Obama administration has agreed to a proposal that will cut the number of early voting days in five Florida counties covered by the federal Voting Rights Act.

CBS4–09/13/2012

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DOJ Drops Objection To Fla. Early Voting Restrictions

After months of planning and legal battles, the state of Florida has succeeded in cutting the early voting hours in all of the counties in the state.

CBS Miami–09/06/2012

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Scott At Odds With Monroe County Supervisor Of Elections Over Early Voting

Governor Rick Scott wants every county to reduce early voting days from 12 to eight and the only thing standing in his way is Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Harry Sawyer.

CBS Miami–08/21/2012

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Fed. Court Strikes Down Early Voting Restrictions In Some Fla. Counties

Governor Rick Scott and the Republican-led Florida Legislature were rebuked by a federal judge Thursday for cutting early voting days.

CBS Miami–08/17/2012

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Report: Miami-Dade & Broward Stop Voter Roll Purge

The election year fight by Governor Rick Scott to purge voter rolls of “non-citizens” is in trouble of spiraling Florida into a similar situation the state faced in the disastrous presidential election in 2000.

CBS4–06/04/2012

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Scott Denies Voter Roll Purge Targets Minorities

Florida’s voter purge may have met its match in the U.S. Department of Justice. After weeks of calls to stop the purge, the Justice Department ordered Florida to stop the voter roll purge undertaken on order of Florida Governor Rick Scott, but the fight may still continue.

CBS4–06/01/2012

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