April 5, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
The Florida Board of Executive Clemency on Thursday voted 3-1 to change the Rules of Executive Clemency so that non-violent felons will automatically have their civil rights restored upon release from prison, and released violent offenders can have theirs restored after a board hearing or other ...[read more]
April 13, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
Johnson et al. v. Governor of the State of Florida, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, April 12, 2005. Excerpt:Florida's felon disenfranchisement provision is not a violation of the Equal Protection Clause under the standard the Court adopted in Hunter. Florida's re-e... ...[read more]
April 13, 2005
by D. Wes Rist
The US Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the State of Florida Tuesday in allowing the state to continue to require released convicted felons to apply to a state agency for restoration of their voting rights. Florida is one of 14 states which have laws allowing convicted felons ...[read more]

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