Fla. Ordered To Revamp Felon Voter Restoration System

Law360 (March 27, 2018, 10:44 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday ordered the governor to establish a new, uniform system for restoring voting rights to felons after finding that the current process, which gives the governor unfettered discretion, violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments.

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a permanent injunction against Gov. Rick Scott and his cabinet and gave them until April 26 to come up with a new process for restoring voting rights to felons that have completed their sentences.

The judge said that though the voting rights advocates wanted the court to restore the right to vote to any former felon...

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