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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 »
Court upholds lifetime gun ban over misdemeanor domestic abuse“Because the government has offered, at best, minimal evidence that a non-recidivist domestic violence misdemeanant presents a heightened risk of reoffending decades after his or her conviction, it has yet to justify what is, effectively, a lifetime ...and more »
Title IX legislative chronologyHollandSentinel.comThe Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 is enacted into law over the veto of President Ronald Reagan. It reverses Grove City, restoring Title IX's institution-wide coverage. If any program or activity in an educational institution receives federal ...

Florida Politics (blog)
Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 1.15.18Florida Politics (blog)Later, King will visit a civil-rights restoration event beginning 1 p.m. at Broward College, 1930 SW. 145th Ave. in Miramar. Assignment editors – Former Miami Beach Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine will attend the Martin ...and more »

Restore voting rights to those who have served their timeMiami's Community NewspapersA November 2016 report by the Sentencing Project found that the number of applications for civil rights restoration under Scott have plummeted by 95 percent since he took office. People are giving up their hopes of becoming full-fledged citizens again ...

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 »

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 »

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 ...

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