Advocates ask U.S. Supreme Court to lift stay suspending Florida felons’ right to vote

The Center Square

Campaign Legal Center and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) attorneys are among plaintiff lawyers who filed the request this week after the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced it would hear Florida’s challenge to U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle’s ruling on Aug. 18 – the same day as Florida's primary elections. The Atlanta-based appellate court granted Gov. Ron DeSantis’ motion for a hearing before its entire 10-judge bench and a for a stay suspending Hinkle’s injunction that prohibited Florida from using appeals to block eligible felons from voting during 2020 elections.

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