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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 »

Sioux City Journal
Group works to help some Nevada felons regain voting rightsSacramento BeeThe ACLU of Nevada teaches a community class on civil rights restoration, which includes information about voting rights, serving on a jury and running for public office. The Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow, a Las Vegas nonprofit focusing on ...Group looks to help Nevada felons regain voting rightsLas Vegas Review-Journalall 69 news articles »

The Florida Times-Union
Thursday's Editorial: Cord Byrd and Tracye Polson win endorsementThe Florida Times-UnionByrd was a teacher at a failing school in South Florida before he went to law school, so he is a big advocate of school choice. On smart justice, Byrd is part of a Republican caucus working on criminal justice reform. He agrees with full civil rights ...

Tucson Local Media
Felony Forfeit: Restoring the right to voteTucson Local MediaIn Arizona, people who have only one felony conviction automatically get their voting rights restored after they complete their sentence and pay any fines or restitution they owe, according to Andrew Silverman, director of the Civil Rights Restoration ...

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 »

Orlando Sentinel
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 ...NVSS - National Vital Statistics System Homepage - CDCCDCChanging dynamics of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States from 1979 through 2016Science Magazineall 100 news articles »
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 »

The News-Press
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 »
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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