Felons get help to vote as Florida court case lingers

South Florida Sun Sentinel

The American Civil Liberties Union, along with the Campaign Legal Center and the Southern Poverty Law Center and other organizations, sued the state, claiming the new law was unconstitutional. More than a year later, lawyers are still battling in court. Jonathan Diaz, legal counsel, voting rights for the Campaign Legal Center, one of the groups that sued the state, appreciates the programs, but they do not repair an unfair system, he said. The law still requires more of people who have less money, he said. “The county you live in shouldn’t determine whether or not you can vote,” Diaz said. “This workaround is not going to solve the problem for a lot of people with more complicated situations.”

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