Tag: Fair Elections Legal Network
Joe Biden makes his debut in the Hall of Presidents. Image via Disney.

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Florida voters this fall will get to decide whether convicted felons who’ve served their time and paid restitution should automatically have voting rights restored. But in the meantime, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet have a month to revamp what U.S. District Judge Mark Walker called the state’s “fatally flawed” current rights-restoration process. Walker […]

Mitch PerryAugust 3, 2017
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No one in Florida has worked harder than Desmond Meade to expand felons’ voting rights. Starting in 2015, Meade and his organization, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, have blanketed the state, collecting signatures to place on the ballot an initiative that would overturn the automatic ban on felons voting. Although the group fell short for the […]

Mitch PerryMarch 13, 2017
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A class-action lawsuit filed Monday aims to automatically restore former felons’ voting rights and eliminate Florida’s rights restoration process, considered one of the most onerous in the nation. The Fair Elections Legal Network and the law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC filed the lawsuit on behalf of seven former felons. It targets all four members of the Cabinet, […]


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