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Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:45 PM

Florida's latest voter suppression tactic ruled unconstitutional by federal court

By Emily Singer -February 19, 2020 12:10 PM

A federal court ruled that Florida cannot force former felons to repay their court costs before getting their right to vote back.

A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down Florida's modern-day poll tax a major victory for voting rights in America.

The ruling stems from the court battle over Florida's Amendment 4, a constitutional amendment approved by more than 64% of Florida voters in 2018.

The amendment gave the right to vote back to 1.4 million people in Florida with felonies after completion of their parole or probation.

However, after the amendment passed, Republicans in control of the state legislature passed a law, S.B. 7066, requiring felons to settle their debts including restitution, fines, and other legal fees before being allowed to vote.

Critics including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Brennan Center for Justice, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund said the law amounted to a poll tax, which have been used historically to suppress the African American vote, and they sued the state saying the law was unconstitutional.

https://americanindependent.com/florida-poll-tax-unconstitutional-federal-court-ruling-amendment-4/

DeSanti and his fucking republicans can really go pound sand............................maybe, they (Desanti and his gang) should have put up a petition.......................they didn't.......................... poor fucking losers................

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough...................

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Reply Florida's latest voter suppression tactic ruled unconstitutional by federal court (Original post)
turbinetree Feb 2020 OP
Faux pas Feb 2020 #1
jimfields33 Feb 2020 #2
Phoenix61 Feb 2020 #3
babylonsister Feb 2020 #4

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:47 PM

1. Kickin'

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:28 PM

2. I'd imagine it will be appealed. Ugh.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:52 PM

3. Rotten Ronnie is asking the court to reconsider.

The people have spoken. The courts have spoken. Rotten Ronnie needs to get over it and move on.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 06:34 PM

4. Rec'd! nt

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