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Mark Schlakman: Florida's civil rights restoration debate by the numbersOcalaAfter U.S. District Judge Mark Walker ruled Florida's process for restoring felons' civil rights was unconstitutional in early February, he allowed me to file a friend of the court brief to assist the court as it considered possible solutions. The ...

WCTV
Amendment 4 could save Florida $385 million a year, according to new reportWCTV“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 Attorney Mark Schlakman. The Governor's Office responded to the ...

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 »

Patriot Post
The Grove City Bill: A President vs. CongressPatriot PostEdward Kennedy proposed new “corrective” legislation, entitled the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, to reverse that part of the Supreme Court's holding in the Grove City College v. Bell case that the big-government political Left did not like ...

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 ...

Announcing TEDxBocaRaton - Innovation: Reinventing YourselfPR Web (press release)CeCe Espeut, Professional photographer and advocate for civil rights restoration of. former inmates. Geoff Haynes, President of Ra Power Pro, a serial entrepreneur and product. developer. Jason Jay, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and ...

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 »

Patriot Post
The Grove City College Case: One Small but Mighty College vs. Federal DominationPatriot PostThus began Part II — the story of the Civil Rights Restoration Act, dubbed, improperly, the “Grove City Bill,” and a courageous president's fight to maintain educational liberty. Editor's note: Watch for our coming publication of “Part II,” with Dr ...

The Daily Ridge
Rep. Darren Soto Addresses Voter Disenfranchisement At Haines City Town Hall MeetingThe Daily Ridge“My son made a stupid mistake, and now, even at 46 years old, he is still paying for that stupid mistake,” she said. Thomas gave her testimony during the Civil Rights Restoration Town Hall meeting in Haines City on Thursday evening hosted by Darren ...and more »

Politico
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 ...

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