High Court Lets Fla. Block Many Poor Ex-Felons From Voting

Law360 (July 16, 2020, 6:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday it would not remove a stay of a district court ruling that struck down a Florida law requiring former felons to pay all fines and fees before being able to vote, jeopardizing the ability of poor ex-felons to cast a vote this November.

In a brief order, the Supreme Court said it would keep the hold on the district court ruling put in place earlier this month by the Eleventh Circuit, which has agreed to hear the case en banc on Aug. 18 in an expedited appeal.

The decision means indigent ex-felons who still owe...

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