Legislators in no hurry to fix Amendment 4 despite judge’s admonishment
But two GOP lawmakers confirmed to the Herald/Times this week that they won’t follow a federal judge’s recommendation last fall that they revisit how they implemented a 2018 ballot measure called Amendment 4 intended to let nonviolent felons register to vote. Brandes and Grant say they believe the case, set to go to trial in Hinkle’s courtroom in April, will be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and ultimately to the U.S. Supreme Court. Their decision is disappointing, said Jonathan Diaz, legal counsel for voting rights at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center, which is representing several of the felons who have sued the state.
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