11th Circ. Judge Bows Out Of Fla. Felon Voting Rights Case

Law360 (July 22, 2020, 9:34 PM EDT) -- U.S. Circuit Judge Andrew Brasher — one of three Trump-appointed Eleventh Circuit judges facing pressure from U.S. Senate Democrats to bow out of a voting rights case — has recused himself from hearing a challenge to a Florida law requiring former felons to pay all fines and fees before being able to vote.

The judge's recusal Tuesday came not long after a letter sent the same day by all 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee questioning his involvement. The senators also asked why Judges Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck did not recuse themselves after participating in a related state Supreme...

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