Process For Restoring Felon Voting Rights Ruled "Unconstitutional"Describing an arbitrary system that gives “unfettered discretion” to the governor and state Cabinet members, a federal judge Thursday ruled that Florida’s process for restoring the voting rights of ex-felons is unconstitutional.
Lawsuit Challenges State On Felon Voting RightsLawyers for convicted felons filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against Florida officials.
Felons Look To Ballot Measure To Have 'Voice Heard'Nonviolent felons are hoping a proposed constitutional amendment will restore their right to vote – and Desmond Meade is helping lead the fight.
State Supreme Court Considers Restoration Of Criminals' Voting RightsThe restoration of voting privileges for convicted criminals is the focus of a proposed amendment being considered by the Florida Supreme Court.
Measure Proposed To Restore Felons' RightsConvicted felons are barred from voting, but one South Florida lawmaker has proposed a constitutional amendment that would change that.
Voting Rights Act Heads To Supreme CourtThe 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.
Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression EffortsIt is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.
Election Law Challenge WithdrawnA challenge to Florida’s new election rules has been withdrawn by a Democratic state senator and two nonpartisan groups.
Opinion: Voter ID: A Good IdeaIt has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?
Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American DreamYesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.
Opinion: Treason In PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Republicans have betrayed their country and devised a scheme to potentially disqualify nearly one tenth of the states' electorate.
Feds Allow Florida To Use Database To Purge Illegal VotersIn a move that will surely benefit Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law enforcement database as a resource in helping to purge voter rolls of voters suspected of being non-U.S. citizens.