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.
Federal Judge Hearing Case Tied To Felon Voting Rights In FloridaA federal judge in Tallahassee is now hearing a case tied to felon voting rights in Florida.
Felons’ Voting Fight Ratchets Up At Florida Supreme CourtIn a bundle of competing briefs filed with the state Supreme Court, Florida officials squared off this week against supporters of a constitutional amendment that restores voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences.
Florida Supreme Court Set To Clarify Voting Rights For FelonsThe Florida Supreme Court waded into the legal wrangling over the voting rights of felons, agreeing Thursday to examine whether the state can continue restricting voting privileges to felons who have unpaid fines and fees.
Voting Rights Group Raising Money To Pay Former Convicts' FeesA voting rights group is raising money to help former Florida felons pay their outstanding fees and fines that could prevent them from voting.
Florida Voting Rights Group Raising Money To Pay Felons' FeesA fundraising effort is underway to help former felons regain their voting rights.
Voting Rights Law Draws Court Fight, Registration PushCivil rights groups are hoping a federal judge will strike down a new Florida law that they say does not properly carry out a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences.
Groups Quickly Challenge State Over Felons Rights' LawShortly after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an omnibus elections bill Friday, a coalition of voting-rights and civil-rights groups announced they had filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state's plan for carrying out a constitutional amendment designed to restore felons' voting rights.
Governor DeSantis To Sign Bill Making It More Difficult For Ex-Felons To VoteGovernor Ron DeSantis said he will sign a bill that would require ex-felons in the state, who were granted the right to vote in a referendum last fall, to pay all financial obligations before they can cast a vote.
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.
Presidential Candidate Cory Booker Speaking Event In Miami Gardens Interrupted When Woman's Van Slams Into BuildingAn event that Democratic Presidential Candidate Cory Booker was speaking at received a loud interruption Sunday afternoon.
Florida House Passes Bill Allowing Ex-Felon Voting RightsA controversial bill on voting rights for felons is making its way through Florida congress.
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.