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

Dee Thompson Apr. 2, 2017, 9:52pm

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

Noell Wolfgram Evans Dec. 16, 2016, 2:03pm

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

John Myers Dec. 4, 2016, 11:13pm

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

Heather Doyle Nov. 17, 2016, 11:08pm

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

Dee Thompson Oct. 30, 2016, 10:02pm

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

Joe Dyton Aug. 28, 2016, 5:56pm

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.