Judge Gives Partial Victory To Felons In Voting FightIn a battle about a constitutional amendment passed last November, a federal judge said Friday that Florida cannot deny the right to vote to felons who have served their sentences but are “genuinely unable” to pay legal financial obligations.
Judge Urges Florida Legislature To Revamp Law Restoring Felons Voting RightsCalling the process “an administrative nightmare,” a federal judge on Tuesday urged the Florida Legislature to revamp a state law aimed at carrying out a constitutional amendment that restores voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences.
Florida Judge Raises New Question In Legal Battle Over Felons Voting RightsA federal judge added a new twist Thursday in the legal battle over whether convicted felons who’ve served their time behind bars should be required to pay court-ordered financial obligations before voting rights are restored.
Florida Felons' Rights Lawsuit Timing Debated As Elections LoomLawyers representing opposite sides in a federal lawsuit about felons’ voting rights can’t agree on how quickly a judge should decide the issue, potentially affecting whether hundreds of thousands of Floridians will be able to participate in next year’s presidential primary elections.
Miami-Dade County, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle Pushing To Help Restore Felons Voting RightsMiami-Dade has a plan to help felons restore their right to vote, even if they owe restitution or other fees.
Florida Voting Rights Group Raising Money To Pay Felons' FeesA fundraising effort is underway to help former felons regain their voting rights.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Will Sign Controversial Felons' Voting MeasureGov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he will sign a controversial measure that would require repayment of financial obligations before felons’ voting rights are restored.
Bill That Would Require Ex-Felons To Pay Fees Before Voting To Governor's DeskThe bill now heads to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' desk, and he has 15 days to decide whether to sign the bill, let it become law, or issue a veto.
Felons’ Rights Cause Divides In Closing Days Of Florida's Legislative SessionWith days left before the legislative session ends Friday, the Senate sponsor of a proposal aimed at carrying out a constitutional amendment on felons’ voting rights said he worked all weekend to reach what he called a compromise with his House counterpart.
Felons’ Voting Fight Heads To Florida House FloorBackers of a constitutional amendment that restores the right to vote for felons continued to wrangle Tuesday with state lawmakers over legislation aimed at carrying out the measure.
Florida Senate Makes Changes Amid Felons’ Voting DebateEveryone agrees a constitutional amendment that appeared on the November ballot was designed to automatically restore the right to vote for some of Florida’s convicted felons.
Restitution A Key Issue In Debate Over Amendment 4 Restoring Felons’ Voting RightsKaren Leicht spent nearly three years in federal prison and three months on probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit insurance fraud in 2010.