Florida Elections Supervisors Told Felons Should Cast Regular BallotsFelons who registered to vote in Florida before a major court ruling last month must be allowed to cast regular ballots --- not provisional ballots --- in Tuesday’s presidential election, the top lawyer for county supervisors of elections said Thursday.
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg Has Raised Millions To Help Florida Felons VoteBillionaire Mike Bloomberg is stepping up to help felons with debt to vote just days after Governor Ron DeSantis won a court victory to keep the from doing so until they've paid off fines, restitution, and court fees.
Legal Fees Pile Up To Defend Felons Voting Law In FloridaFlorida taxpayers have spent more than $1.7 million --- and are on the hook for hundreds of thousands more --- in the state’s defense of a 2019 law requiring felons to pay “legal financial obligations” to be eligible to vote, according to state records.
US Supreme Court Deals Setback To Florida Felon Voting RightsA divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said Florida can enforce a law barring ex-felons from voting if they still owe court fines or fees that they are unable to pay associated with their convictions.
Facing South Florida: Felon Voting RightsJim DeFede caught up with ACLU attorney Julie Ebenstein after federal judges ruled in favor of hundreds of thousands of people with felony convictions who will now be able to vote this fall in Florida.
Federal Judge Strikes Down ‘Florida's Pay-To-Vote System’ In a major victory, a federal judge just struck down "Florida's pay-to-vote system."
Facing South Florida: Felon Voting RightsThe federal civil rights trial is now underway that will determine whether hundreds of thousands of people with felony convictions will be able to vote this fall in Florida.
Florida Felons' Voting Rights Case Gets Underway MondayTrial will get underway Monday in a federal lawsuit that will determine whether former felons in Florida who owe court fines and fees are eligible to vote.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Administration Wants Court To Look Again At Felons VotingGov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is asking an appellate court to revisit a three-judge panel’s decision this month that upheld a federal judge’s ruling that the state cannot deprive the right to vote to felons who are unable to pay court-ordered fees and fines.
Court: Florida Can't Bar Felons From Voting Over Fines, FeesA federal appeals court has ruled that Florida cannot bar felons who served their time from registering to vote because they have failed to pay all fines and fees stemming from their cases.
Court Weighs Florida Law On Felon Voting RightsFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis’ administration contends the state is “threatened with irreparable harm” if a federal judge’s ruling is upheld.
Federal Judge’s Ruling On Felon Voting Rights Appealed By Florida OfficialsA federal judge’s ruling that opens the way for some felons to regain their voting rights is being appealed by Florida officials.
Singer John Legend Goes To Miami-Dade Court Supporting Ex-Felons Getting Their Voting Rights RestoredSinger John Legend was on hand Friday in a Miami-Dade courtroom to help celebrate the restoration of voting rights for formerly incarcerated individuals in Florida.
Florida Supreme Court Justices Weigh In On Felon Voting Rights AmendmentFlorida Supreme Court justices appeared convinced Wednesday that a constitutional amendment requires payment of restitution, fees and other legal costs for felons to have their voting rights restored.
Florida Supreme Court Set To Clarify Voting Rights For FelonsThe issue as to whether felons can be kept from voting if they haven't paid fines, fees and restitution will be taken up by Florida's Supreme Court.