Appeals court stops judge’s order granting Florida felons right to vote

Tampa Bay Times

Mark Gaber, director of litigation at Campaign Legal Center, which is representing several felons in their case against the state, said he expects the 11th Circuit appellate judges to hear the case and rule on it before November’s election. “It would be quite remarkable to slow-roll it,” Gaber said. “I imagine the court will move quickly.” Earlier this year, a smaller panel of 11th Circuit appellate judges sided with Hinkle in a separate decision on the case. Gaber said he was confident the larger panel would uphold Hinkle’s ruling. “This is like a bedrock principle of constitutional law that you can’t hinge someone’s rights on whether they have money in their pocketbook, so I think at the end of the day, the court will see that,” he said.

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