Voting Rights for Florida Felons Debated at 11th Circuitc

Courthouse News Service

The amendment, which restored voting rights to an estimated 1.4 million felons, did not specifically mention restitution or fines, instead using the phrase “completion of all terms of sentence.” Danielle Lang, an attorney for the Campaign Legal Center who also represents the plaintiffs, said that under one felon’s current payment plan, they won’t be able to vote for at least another decade. Although the panel did not indicate when it would reach a decision in the case, it is likely that a ruling will be issued ahead of the Feb. 18 deadline to register for Florida’s March 17 presidential primary election.

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