Federal Court Struck Down GOP Poll Tax in Florida, Says It Violated Constitution

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A federal appeals court struck down the Florida GOP’s controversial 21st century poll tax—which, by design, disproportionately impacts black voters. ”The court has upheld the vital principle that wealth must not be a barrier to voting,” noted Campaign Legal Center in a clarification of the ruling’s immediate impact. “The individual voters in our case WILL be able to vote. We’re hopeful that Florida will take the steps needed so voters who cannot pay their fines and fees may register.”

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