Civil Rights Groups Challenge State Voting Law

The Florida Pheonix

The law was challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union, the NAACP, the Brennan Center for Justice, the Campaign Legal Center, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, which argued the measure "conditions [the former prisoners'] right to vote on their wealth and penalizes returning citizens who are unable to pay" in violation of the U.S. Constitution, including the 24th Amendment, which prohibits poll taxes.

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