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OPINION: Fentanyl — Escalating The Opioid Epidemic Into A Public Health And Safety EmergencyThe Daily CallerIn October 2017, President Trump declared a “national health emergency” in response to an Opioid Epidemic which caused up to 72,300 American deaths from overdoses that year. That shocking death toll, more than the yearly death toll from HIV, automobile ...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 ...

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 »
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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Restoring felons' civil rights should be state priorityThe News-PressIn my brief, I clarified the relationship between civil rights restoration and felon eligibility to apply for various state occupational licenses, and the nexus to public safety. Simply put, there isn't one. For historical perspective, Gov. Reubin ...Eleventh Circuit - United States CourtsUnited States CourtsFederal Court Says Florida Can Hold Off On New System For Restoring Voting RightsHuffPostall 121 news articles »

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 ...
Florida felons may soon have voting rights restoredTallahassee.comThose subject to civil rights restoration in Florida must complete sentences the legislature mandated for corresponding crimes before applying. Some states allow inmates to vote from prison. Embracing respect for victims, it wouldn't be unreasonable to ...and more »

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Gun Owners of America Announce NY Civil Rights Restoration ActAmmoLand Shooting Sports News“The Civil Rights Restoration Act will strengthen families, community-based sporting activities, access to a person's records kept by the government, and even access to justice through the right to counsel,” said Michael Mastrogiovanni (Syracuse ...

Report: Amendment 4 could save Florida $385 million a yearWCTV... waiting period for felons to apply for clemency in 2011. “It highlights that there are other implications to the civil rights restoration scenarios in Florida, again being arguably the most restrictive state in the nation,” said Human Rights ...

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 »

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