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Editorial: Don't play God with voting rightsGainesville SunFor those who wonder whether the state really needs a better path to civil-rights restoration for people who have committed felonies in the past but paid their debt to society, a recent Palm Beach Post expose on Florida's broken clemency process is an ...and more »

Orlando Sentinel
Here's what you haven't heard about restoring ex-felons' voting rights: AnalysisOrlando SentinelEditor's note: This analysis, “Civil Rights Restoration in Florida and Amendment 4: Addressing some of the glaring gaps in the public discourse,” is written by Mark Schlakman, senior program director, Florida State University Center for the Advancement ...and more »

Orlando Weekly
Florida voters will soon have the chance to abolish the state's archaic, unconstitutional civil rights restoration ...Orlando Weekly1 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. "To vote again, disenfranchised ...

Saturday Letters: Views on the electionsThe Florida Times-UnionFlorida voters made. some bad choices. On Election Day, Florida voters made some bad choices when they decided to approve several amendments to the Florida Constitution. The worst choice came in approving Amendment 4, the civil rights restoration bill.

Mintpress News
In Historic Move, Florida Reverses Ban on Voting Rights for People With Past Felony ConvictionsMintpress NewsFrederica Wilson, D-Miami, right, speaks at a Florida Rights Restoration Coalition rally at the Florida Capitol, April 1, 2008, in Tallahassee, Fla. The Coalition rallied to demand civil rights restoration for Florida citizens with past felony ...6 Million Lost Voters: State-Level Estimates of Felony Disenfranchisement, 2016 | The Sentencing ProjectThe Sentencing ProjectFlorida amendments: What passed, failed in midterm electionPensacola News JournalAmendment seeks to restore voting rights for 1.5M felons - AP NewsAP Newsall 1,154 news articles »

Tampa Bay Times
In Florida governor race, these are the candidates not named Gillum or DeSantisTampa Bay TimesGibson said the two are passionate about criminal reform. He had his rights restored after serving time for grand theft at age 19, and says civil rights restoration for all nonviolent criminals is "the fairest process." Gibson is also a third ...GOP candidate for Fla. governor spoke at racially charged eventsWashington Postall 1,075 news articles »

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 »

American Greatness
Florida's Amendment 4 Will Hurt Republicans and the RepublicAmerican GreatnessSome form of civil rights restoration and record expungement is likely good policy, so long as it is connected to a period of good behavior. As in other areas of life, we know that people can change, that young people make mistakes, and that incentives ...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 »

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