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“Judge rules Florida’s arbitrary felon voting rights restoration scheme unconstitutional; remedy not immediately ordered”

Release via email: United States District Court Judge Mark E. Walker ruled Florida’s voting rights restoration scheme violates the First Amendment rights of free association and free expression, and the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The decision, issued … Continue reading ?
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Florida's scheme for restoring felons' voting rights ruled unconstitutional

News : USAToday: News

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker has found Florida's scheme for restoring the voting rights of felons unconstitutional.        

Federal court decision could restore voting rights to up to 1.7 million people

US Politics / Liberal : Matthew Yglesias

Some of the numbers tossed out in Judge Mark Walker’s opinion in Hand v. Scott, which was released Thursday, are simply shocking. “More than one-tenth of Florida’s voting population — nearly 1.7 million as of 2016 — cannot vote” due...

Judge Says Florida's System For Restoring Voting Rights To Felons Is Unconstitutional

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog

Judge Mark Walker blasted the state's process, with its "substantial risk of arbitrary and discriminatory vote-restoration," as "worse than a coin flip."

Voting Rights Process For Florida Felons Unconstitutional, Judge Says

News : The Two-Way

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker says a state panel that is the gatekeeper for the restoration of voting rights to felons who served their time is unconstitutional.

Florida's system for barring felons from voting is unconstitutional, federal court rules

Business & Finance : Money & Co

Florida’s system of barring felons from voting unless they receive executive clemency is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled. In a sharply worded ruling, Judge Mark Walker of the Northern District of Florida said a clemency ...


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