Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and his team have raised more than $16 million to pay the court fines and fees of nearly 32,000 Black and Hispanic Florida voters with felony convictions, an effort aimed at boosting turnout… Continue reading
When voters passed the referendum, known as Amendment 4, civil rights groups celebrated what was billed as a potentially game-changing expansion of the electorate in the nation’s biggest battleground state. White people like Mr. Gruver represent a majority… Continue reading
You can find the 200 pages of opinions and rulings at this link.
From one of the dissents (Judge Martin):
Second, even if a returning citizen is able to determine his original LFO obligation, then “[d]etermining the amount that has… Continue reading
News & Observer:
A new judicial ruling will open the door for some felons on probation or parole to vote in North Carolina’s elections this fall.The ruling isn’t final, so it’s possible that it could still change between now and… Continue reading
Pete Williams reports
on the 11th Circuit en banc oral argument today.
Kira Lerner for The Appeal
In the latest victory in the movement against criminal disenfranchisement
, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued an executive order Wednesday restoring voting rights to most people convicted of felonies who have completed their sentences.… Continue reading
is the order. The judges left the Florida court before it issued the opinion, and the judges claim that the cases are not related enough to merit recusal.
Mark Joseph Stern made the case earlier
that this is wrong:… Continue reading
With at least three of the Court’s four liberal Justices dissenting, the Supreme Court refused to intervene
in a case involving Florida felon voting rights, with big implications for voting in November.
The procedural path of this case is complex,… Continue reading
relies heavily on the question of timing. So both sides are pushing the Purcell Principle to support their position in this case.
The brief is also remarkably dismissive of the rights of felons, saying they are not qualified… Continue reading
The following is a guest post from Paul Smith and Mark Gaber of the Campaign Legal Center:
In a one-line decision issued on July 1, the en banc Eleventh Circuit stayed a district court order enjoining Florida’s “pay-to-vote” system for… Continue reading
From the emergency petition
The district court’s permanent injunction—accompanied by a 125-page opinion of factual findings and legal analysis—remedied the State’s chaotic, unconstitutional pay-to-vote system, relying upon systems and procedures the State already employs. But in a one-sentence order… Continue reading