Florida Files Opposition at Supreme Court in Felon Reenfranchisement Case

The brief 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 voters and so they should get less protection from the Supreme Court. This argument ignores the obvious point that Florida voters (Democrats, Republicans and others) voted overwhelmingly via ballot initiative to restore these rights and it is the Florida legislature, likely for partisan reasons, that is standing in the way of reenfranchisement.


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