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Federal Judge Rules Florida Law Restricting Voting Rights For Felons Unconstitutional

1 month ago   |   By NPR

A U.S. District judge has ruled that the law, which would have required felons to pay court-related debts before they can register to vote, discriminates against those who cannot afford the payments. (Image credit: Zak Bennett/AFP via Getty Images)
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Judge rules against Florida on felons paying fines to vote

Judge rules against Florida on felons paying fines to vote

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

The case could have deep ramifications in the crucial battleground state that has an estimated 774,000 disenfranchised felons.
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Judge rules against Florida on felons paying fines to vote

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe, a federal judge ruled Sunday.
The 125-page ruling was issued by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee. It involves a state law to implement a 2016 ballot measure approved by voters to automatically restore the right to vote for many felons who have completed their sentence. The Republican-led Legislature stipulated that fines and legal fees must be paid as part of the...
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Florida Law Restricting Felon Voting Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

A federal judge said the law would result in discrimination against felons who cannot afford to pay court fines and fees.
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U.S. court rules Florida cannot force felons to pay fees before voting

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

A U.S. judge ruled on Sunday that the state of Florida cannot force felons to pay legal fines and other fees before allowing them to register to vote.
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