Washington City Paper (blog)
Council Poised to Revamp 40-year-old Intellectual Disability LawWashington City Paper (blog)New legislation that the D.C. Council will consider this fall, dubiously named the “Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities Civil Rights Restoration Act,” would change the way the next Leonard entering the system qualifies for care—and is protected ...

Thousands of Florida felons wait decades to regain the right to voteMcClatchy Washington BureauWith its intrusiveness, the civil rights restoration process forces Scott to deal with constituents in a unique way. But he often shows a softer, more human side as he intently poses personal questions. “Do you still drink?” Scott asks. “Do you use ...

WFSU
Voting Rights Activists Push For Civil Rights RestorationWFSUWith the primary election fast approaching voting rights activists are raising awareness about men and women who won't be able to participate. They're pushing to restore voting rights for felons who have served their time.and more »

MSR News Online
Title IX survives challenges to ensure equity for allMSR News OnlineAlmost all athletic departments around the country didn't comply with Title IX until Congress passed the Civil Rights Restoration Act in the late 1980s. The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act in 1994 required colleges and universities to annually ...

Gainesville Sun
Mark Schlakman: Remove obstacles to former felons votingGainesville SunJeb Bush's Ex-Offender Task Force and supported by Bondi, ending the practice of linking ex-felon eligibility for state occupational and professional licenses with civil rights restoration. It addressed licensing authorities, not the clemency process ...

Washington Post
DC Council agenda, June 15-21, 2017Washington PostAgenda: Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities Civil Rights Restoration Act of 2017, Bill 22-154. Judiciary and Public Safety public hearing, 11 a.m. Room 120. Agenda: Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations Elimination Amendment Act of 2017, Bill 22-0021.

WFSU
Bipartisan Effort To Help Restore Ex-Felons' Rights Faster Could Be In The Works For 2018WFSUVoting Rights Activists Push For Civil Rights Restoration. By Nick Evans • Aug 1, 2016. Rev. Gregory James speaking at the election supervisor's office. Nick Evans. With the primary election fast approaching voting rights activists are raising ...

WMNF
Ex-felon rights restoration clinic in Tampa SaturdayWMNFAfter an ex-felon has served his time in Florida, his civil rights are not automatically restored; unlike most states, Florida keeps thousands of ex-felons from voting and a from number of other basic citizenship rights. But many people, including ...

TB Reporter (press release) (registration) (blog)
Shaw Co-Hosts Rights Restoration ClinicTB Reporter (press release) (registration) (blog)... committed to educating the public about Florida's civil rights ban, and assisting the over 1 million disfranchised Floridians in applying to regain their civil rights as well as understanding the policies and procedures of Florida's civil rights ...

Politico
Reagan veto overridden, 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 on ...

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