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Florida felons may soon have voting rights restoredTallahassee.comGenerally, there's no legislative oversight of this executive branch process and the judicial branch often is the appropriate branch to vindicate peoples' rights if they've been violated, sometimes by the majority. Another Republican candidate ...and more »

The Capitolist
Gov. Scott announces state is appealing federal ruling on restoring felons voting rightsThe CapitolistWalker issued a permanent injunction stopping the current civil rights restoration policy used by the state and ordered state leaders to replace it by April 26. A spokesman for Gov. Rick Scott released a statement Wednesday morning announcing the state ...Gov. Scott appeals judge's ruling on voting rights for felonsTampabay.comall 90 news articles »

Orlando Weekly
Florida voters will soon have the chance to abolish the state's archaic, unconstitutional civil rights restoration ...Orlando WeeklyA federal judge ruled on Feb. 1 that Florida's system of civil rights restoration is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker, in a 43-page order, sharply criticized the unfettered discretion the governor has in the decision-making process ...

Florida Politics (blog)
Cord Byrd bill addresses 'broken system' of civil rights restorationFlorida Politics (blog)A new bill proposed in the Florida House would offer people with “legal disabilities” a road to restoration of civil rights. HB 903, filed by Jacksonville Beach state Rep. Cord Byrd, would offer remedies for those whose civil rights were suspended ...and more »

Florida's Republican Governor Is Fighting to Keep a Jim Crow-Era Voting SystemVICE“Regardless of the intent, it is incontrovertible that Florida's highly restrictive civil rights restoration policies disproportionately impact minorities, more specifically those identified as black, when one reviews Florida Department of Corrections ...

New Jersey Herald
Correction: Today in History, March 22New Jersey HeraldIn 1988, both houses of Congress overrode President Ronald Reagan's veto of the Civil Rights Restoration Act. In 1991, high school instructor Pamela Smart, accused of recruiting her teenage lover and his friends to kill her husband, Gregory, was ...and more »

Congress overrides Reagan civil rights veto, March 22, 1988PoliticoOn this day in 1988, the House, following the Senate's lead, overrode President Ronald Reagan's veto of the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987. The legislation was grounded in Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which banned discrimination ...
Scott, Cabinet delay dozens of voting rights cases after legal setbackTampabay.comDozens of other people who lost the right to vote from long-ago felony convictions remain in limbo because a federal judge has struck down Florida's civil rights restoration process as unconstitutional. After waiting for years for their petitions to be ...and more »

Thousands of Florida felons wait decades to regain the right to voteMiami HeraldWith its intrusiveness, the civil rights restoration process forces Scott to deal with constituents in a unique way. But he often shows a softer, more human side as he intently poses personal questions. “Do you still drink?” Scott asks. “Do you use ...and more »

Voting Rights Activists Push For Civil Rights RestorationWFSUWith the primary election fast approaching voting rights activists are raising awareness about men and women who won't be able to participate. They're pushing to restore voting rights for felons who have served their time. Listen. Listening... /. 0:51 ...and more »

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