Florida Felons Owing Fires So That Federal Judge Rules They Can’t Be Barred From voting

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Florida Felons Owing Fires So That Federal Judge Rules They Can’t Be Barred From voting
Florida Felons Owing Fires So That Federal Judge Rules They Can’t Be Barred From voting

On Sunday, former felons ruled by a federal judge in Florida can not be barred from voting because they still one court fee and which they are unable to pay.

The rule sets the stage for many Floridians to register to vote.

Through down parts of a Florida, low agreed by Republican lawmakers that required residents with Felony convictions to pay off all their legal financial obligations before scheduling a ballot. 

The decision was written by US District Court Judge Robert Hinkle that, “ the order holds that Florida Could condition voting on payment of fines and restitution that a person is able to pay but cannot condition voting on payment of amounts a man is unable to pay or on payment of taxes, even there labeled fees or costs”.

Florida Felons Owing Fires So That Federal Judge Rules They Can’t Be Barred From voting
Florida Felons Owing Fires So That Federal Judge Rules They Can’t Be Barred From voting

felons who are convicted in Florida had their voting rights restored with a constitutional amendment passed in November 2018.

Ahmedabad 4, which allowed the Felons who had completed “all terms of the sentence” the right to vote, passed with nearly 50 percent of the vote, the value threshold needed. 

some people, including the campaign legal center and American Civil Liberties Union, filed a flurry of legal challenges arguing the new law was unconstitutional and rated to a “Poll Tax”.

When Amendment 4 shifted into effect in January 2019 the GOP-led Florida legislature passed and Republican Gov. Ron Desantis signed, a bill that cleared, “all terms of the sentence” to include legal financial obligations like lives, fees, and restitution.

Paul Smith- the vice president of CLC said in a news release Sunday, that “Today’s decision is a landmark victory for hundreds of thousands of voters who want the voices to be heard”.

In the last few days, the case has made a class action lawsuit. Paving the way for Sunday’s decision to give not just to the lawsuit’s 17 plaintiffs, but to more than 4,30,000 felons who likely to be eligible to vote but for not clear financial obligations.

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