Supreme Court temporarily blocks felons from voting in Florida

Palm Beach Post

Voting rights groups told the Supreme Court that Florida’s system amounts to a “poll tax” that violates the 24th Amendment to the Constitution. “Most cannot afford to pay what they owe,” the groups, including the Campaign Legal Center and American Civil Liberties Union, argued in court papers. Even those who can, they said, usually can’t figure out what they owe years after their convictions.

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