Home Daily News Florida ex-felons face legal battle over… Civil Rights By Amanda Robert July 3, 2019, 2:00 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock. Civil rights activists are challenging a new law signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday that formerly incarcerated people who have completed their prison sentences and probation have to pay outstanding court fines or fees before their right to vote is restored. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, citing violations of the First, 14th and 15th Amendments and the constitutional prohibition on poll taxes, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The Tallahassee Democrat and NPR also have coverage. The activists, who are joined by 10 ex-felons, also allege in the complaint that the law was “motivated, at least in part, by a racially discriminatory purpose,” … [Read more...] about Florida ex-felons face legal battle over voting rights
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | In 2020 Southern Primaries, Victory for Democrats Begins with Black Women Advertisement Supported by ByRichard Fausset March 28, 2019 ATLANTA — One presidential candidate was a black female senator from California, speaking with subdued precision and being received like distant kin at what used to be the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church in Atlanta. The other candidate was a white ex-congressman from Texas, barreling through South Carolina with an improvisational air of empathetic energy, and acknowledging that his whiteness had given him a leg up in life. For Senator Kamala Harris and former Representative Beto O’Rourke, these recent swings through the South included an overlapping purpose: delivering messages that appeared tailored to black audiences in a region where … [Read more...] about In 2020 Southern Primaries, Victory for Democrats Begins with Black Women
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close Video Trump administration hopes to make the case to Americans that the 'crisis' at the southern border requires a wall President Trump prepares to address the American people on border security while Democrats fight back with their own narrative; John Roberts reports from the White House. here.**On the roster: Pelosi, Schumer battle Trump in prime time prize fight - Steyer heading to Iowa for announcement - Candidate trips fire alarm fleeing press - Audible: It’s puff, puff, give - Shoulda swiped leftCNBC: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will deliver the Democrats' response to President Donald Trump on Tuesday night following his Oval Office address to the nation about funding his proposed border wall. Pelosi and Schumer, who have led Democratic negotiations with the Trump administration amid a partial government shutdown that has now become the second-longest on record, will … [Read more...] about Pelosi, Schumer battle Trump in prime time prize fight
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: November 13, 2018 at 10:10 am | UPDATED: November 13, 2018 at 10:10 am By Avi Selk | The Washington Post A father of a Parkland school shooting victim appeared on “Fox & Friends” over the weekend and suggested, without evidence, that Democrats registered the accused shooter to vote from jail as part of an effort to steal Florida’s election. “It just shows you how despicable these Democrats are that they’ll stoop that low to go into the prison, the jail, and register these criminals,” said Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was one of 17 people Nikolas Cruz allegedly shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February. “It’s never been done in 20 years.” Citing a “tip from deputies at the jail,” Pollack said the plan failed because Broward County — which is now involved in a recount battle that could swing Florida’s Senate and gubernatorial … [Read more...] about Conservatives are irate the accused Parkland shooter registered to vote from jail — as a Republican