Florida to Appeal Federal Judge’s Ruling: Can Outstanding Fines Prevent Ex-Felons from Voting?

Florida Political Review

In June 2019, Gov. DeSantis signed Senate Bill 7066, which requires former felons to pay all of their court-ordered fees, fines and victim restitutions before their voting rights are restored. This bill was met with immediate opposition as several civil rights groups, such as the American Civil Liberties Union and Campaign Legal Center, filed lawsuits against the bill.

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