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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 »

Opelika Observer
Is Sexual Harassment a Civil Rights Violation? It Should BeOpelika ObserverAnd in New York City, a woman attacked for her actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity while eating brunch at a Sizzler restaurant reached a settlement with the restaurant and its manager under New York City and New York State's ...

Sun Sentinel
Power Lunch: Four amendments on 2018 ballot and countingSun SentinelIncidentally, if the CRC does put another civil rights restoration amendment on the ballot, it would likely sink both amendments as voters split between the two. If that happens, it's not an accident. The CRC is filled with very smart people, and they ...6 Million Lost Voters: State-Level Estimates of Felony Disenfranchisement, 2016 | The Sentencing ProjectThe Sentencing ProjectVoting Restoration Amendment - Initiative InformationInitiative InformationFlorida voters will be able to restore voting rights to over a million former felons in NovemberThinkProgressOrlando Sentinel -PolitiFactall 85 news articles »

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 ...

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 »

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 ...

Naples Daily News
Florida needs to restore ex-felon voting rightsNaples Daily NewsAfrican-Americans are disproportionately impacted given Florida prison population demographics; nevertheless, the data indicates more ex-felons are white, which undermines certain popular narratives about partisan implications. In any case, calibrating ...

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