American Civil Liberties Union of Florida News

New class action brought by former felons aims to restore voting rights

By Dee Thompson | Apr 2, 2017

Florida's harsh laws regarding disenfranchisement of felons face new challenges from the newly filed class action.

Ruling allows Leesburg middle school students to form gay straight alliance club

By Noell Wolfgram Evans | Dec 16, 2016

LEESBURG, Fla. - Students at Carver Middle School in Leesburg can move forward with the creation of a gay-straight alliance (GSA) club following a Dec. 6 court ruling.

Deltona city ordinance raises First Amendment questions, draws harsh criticism

By John Myers | Dec 4, 2016

DELTONA -- A newly proposed Deltona city ordinance designed to promote civility among city employees and elected officials is inspiring some very uncivil responses.

Florida Supreme Court to review Felon Voting Restoration Amendment

By Heather Doyle | Nov 17, 2016

MIAMI – A proposed amendment to restore the voting rights of Florida felons after completion of their sentences received just enough signatures to trigger a review by the Florida Supreme Court and a potential place on the November 2018 ballot.

Voting booth selfies banned in Florida

By Dee Thompson | Oct 30, 2016

TALLAHASSEE -- People want to take “selfies” everywhere they go, which includes the voting booth. However, by law, Florida residents cannot take selfies when they vote. 

ACLU director: History plays key role in Florida’s No. 1 disenfranchisement ranking

By Joe Dyton | Aug 28, 2016

MIAMI – It turns out Florida’s national top ranking in the number of disenfranchised felons is as much a historic one as it is a political one.

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