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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 »

Tampabay.com
Pinellas voters set pace as voting rights petitions keep piling upTampabay.comCharlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, who as governor in 2007 championed a streamlined civil rights restoration process. Crist's successor, Gov. Rick Scott, and his fellow Republicans on the Cabinet scrapped Crist's changes and replaced it with a five-year ...and more »

Gun rights restoration is debatedCoalfield.com25 court motion, Kennedy asserted that the August 2017 decision in Pleasant vs. Commonwealth, a gun rights case elsewhere in Virginia, found that McAuliffe's executive order to restore civil rights was valid on its face with regard to restoring gun ...

People's World
National Lawyers Guild supports fight of DC disabled to defend rightsPeople's WorldBowser's bill, which she cynically labels as the “Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities Civil Rights Restoration Act of 2017,” does not in fact seek to abolish the system of involuntary commitment of the disabled as city wards. The bill retains the ...and more »

Miami Herald
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 »

WFSU
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 »

Washington City Paper
Council Poised to Revamp 40-year-old Intellectual Disability LawWashington City PaperNew legislation that the D.C. Council will consider this fall, dubiously named the “Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities Civil Rights Restoration Act,” would change the way the next Leonard entering the system qualifies for care—and is protected ...

New York's Highest Court Narrowly Construes New York City Human Rights Law To Bar Disability Discrimination ...LexologyIn 2005, the New York City Council enacted the Local Civil Rights Restoration Act which, among other things, instructed courts to construe the NYCHRL “liberally for the accomplishment of the uniquely broad and remedial purposes thereof, regardless of ...

Washington Post
Peril for intellectually disabled DC residentsWashington PostAstonishingly, in September the Department on Disability Services introduced to the D.C. Council, through the mayor, a bill, the Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities Civil Rights Restoration Act of 2015, that largely would repeal the act, ending ...

Politico
Reagan veto overridden, 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 on ...

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