In Detailed and Thoughtful Opinion, Federal Court Holds Florida Law Requiring Ex-Felons to Repay Fines Before Restoration of Voting Rights Unconstitutional for Those Who Cannot Afford to Pay and Those Who Cannot Know How Much They Owe

You can find the 125-page opinion at this link. Howard rounds up the news stories. Among other things the court held that if the state of Florida cannot even tell former felons how much they owe to have their voting … Continue reading

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11th Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc in Florida Felon Disenfranchisement Case; Full Trial in April Over Felon Rights Likely to Lead to Greater Voting Rights

The 11th Circuit has denied rehearing en banc in a case concerning whether the Florida legislature’s attempt to make felons pay all fines and fees before having their voting rights restored under Florida’s Amendment 4 is unconstitutional. The ruling so … Continue reading

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11th Circuit Unanimously Affirms District Court Preliminary Injunction Blocking Enforcement of Florida Legislature Law Requiring Ex-Felons to Pay Fees and Fines Before Reenfranchisement

You can find the 78-page opinion at this link. It begins: On November 6, 2018, Florida voters approved Amendment 4, a state constitutional amendment that automatically restored voting rights to ex-felon who had completed all of the terms of their … Continue reading

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