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Florida Politics (blog)
Cord Byrd bill addresses 'broken system' of civil rights restoration ...Florida Politics (blog)HB 903, filed by Rep. Cord Byrd, would offer remedies via circuit courts for those whose civil rights were suspended after felony convictions.and more »
Court upholds lifetime gun ban over misdemeanor domestic abuse ...Guns.comA federal court on Thursday found that it was legal to strip the gun rights of an Ohio man long ago convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.and more »
Title IX legislative chronologyHollandSentinel.comThe Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 is enacted into law over the veto of President Ronald Reagan. It reverses Grove City, restoring Title IX's institution-wide coverage. If any program or activity in an educational institution receives federal ...

Florida Politics (blog)
Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 1.15 ...Florida Politics (blog)Florida lawmakers will address two of the year's most pressing issues in the second week of the annual 60-day Legislative Session. A House committee to improve the state's hurricane preparedness, set up in the wake of Hurricane Irma, will pore over 12 ...and more »

Restore voting rights to those who have served their timeMiami's Community NewspapersA November 2016 report by the Sentencing Project found that the number of applications for civil rights restoration under Scott have plummeted by 95 percent since he took office. People are giving up their hopes of becoming full-fledged citizens again ...

Miami Herald
Florida's felons wait decades for restoration of civil rights | Miami ...Miami HeraldAdam McCracken has a Ph.D., practices psychology in Orlando and is married with two sons. But for 25 years, the state of Florida said he couldn't be a full-fledged citizen because of a long-ago drug conviction. McCracken served 10 months in a federal ...and more »

Voting Rights Activists Push For Civil Rights Restoration | WFSUWFSUWith the primary election fast approaching voting rights activists are raising awareness about men and women who won't be able to participate. They're.and more »

Washington City Paper
Council Poised to Revamp 40-year-old Intellectual Disability LawWashington City PaperNew 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 ...

People's World
National Lawyers Guild supports fight of D.C. disabled to defend ...People's WorldWASHINGTON—The Disability Rights Committee of the National Lawyers Guild has passed resolution opposing Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser's proposed City Council bill B22-0154. The legislation would abolish the 1978 “Mentally Retarded Citizens ...and more »

New York's Highest Court Narrowly Construes New York City Human Rights Law To Bar Disability Discrimination ...LexologyIn 2005, the New York City Council enacted the Local Civil Rights Restoration Act which, among other things, instructed courts to construe the NYCHRL “liberally for the accomplishment of the uniquely broad and remedial purposes thereof, regardless of ...

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