Sunday, April 15, 2018

Eleventh Circuit Must Decide Soon About FL Uniform Rules for Ex-Felon Voting Restoration

Thanks to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News for this post.

On February 1th, a U.S. District Court ruled, in James Hand v Rick Scott, that Florida must have Uniform, Non-Arbitrary Rules on how Ex-Felons may regain their Ability to Register to Vote.

The Decision noted that during the Four years of Governor Charlie Crist, 154,000 Ex-Felons had their Voting Rights Restored.

But in the first Three years of Rick Scott’s Governorship, only 3,000 had Voting Rights Restored.

The State Appealed to the Eleventh Circuit, Case Number is 18-11388, and it also asked the District Court to Stay its own Order.

On April 4th, the U.S. District Court Judge refused to Stay his own Order, which had told the State to write Uniform Rules by April 26th.

Now the State is asking the Eleventh Circuit to stay the Order.

If the Eleventh Circuit takes No Action by April 26th, then the State will be in Contempt if it hasn’t Drafted any Uniform Rules.

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