Felons can get voting rights back sooner under Florida’s new clemency plan
“Those who have had their voting rights restored under Amendment 4, it makes sense to also restore the other civil rights,” DeSantis said. Since taking office in 2019, Fried has pushed DeSantis and other clemency board members to make it easier for felons to have their rights restored. Wednesday’s action reversed five- and seven-year waiting periods imposed by the clemency board when it was made up of former Gov. Florida’s labyrinthine and lengthy clemency process has been assailed for decades as a system designed to keep Black people from voting. Under the old rules, restitution had to be paid in full before felons could apply to have their rights restored.
Court Orders Prosecutor to Discipline Grim Reaper Attorney
Days after asking The Florida Bar to consider sanctioning an attorney who made national headlines by dressing as the Grim Reaper to criticize Gov. Ron DeSantis’ response to the coronavirus pandemic, an appeals court took the rare step of ordering a state prosecutor to pursue discipline against Santa Rosa Beach lawyer Daniel Uhlfelder. DeSantis appeared just two days after I launched a (political) committee to remove Ron DeSantis,” Uhlfelder said during the interview, referring to what is dubbed the Remove Ron political committee. Uhlfelder’s remarks drew the ire of the appeals court, spurring the additional order Monday. The rule allowing state attorneys to pursue discipline against lawyers will require Bowden Madden to file a motion with a circuit court.flaglerlive.com
State appeal court orders prosecutor to pursue discipline against Florida's 'Grim Reaper' in 'very unusual' move
click image Screen capture courtesy YouTube user Austin KellermanDays after asking the Florida Bar to consider sanctioning an attorney who made national headlines by dressing as the Grim Reaper to criticize Gov. Ron DeSantis’ response to the coronavirus pandemic, an appeals court took the rare step of ordering a state prosecutor to pursue discipline against Santa Rosa Beach lawyer Daniel Uhlfelder.A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday asked the Bar to consider imposing sanctions against Uhlfelder because of an appeal he filed in a lawsuit that sought to force DeSantis to close the state’s beaches during the pandemic. I can’t say it’s never happened, but it’s almost unprecedented,” Tallahassee lawyer Richard Greenberg, who represents Uhlfelder on the disciplinary issue, told the News Service of Florida on Thursday.Uhlfelder, who has traveled throughout the state in a macabre costume of the Grim Reaper to criticize DeSantis, filed the lawsuit in March to try to force the governor to close beaches to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The story, as published by the, also included comments that Uhlfelder made Friday during a brief interview with the USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida Capital Bureau, which is affiliated with the“I do find it interesting that this opinion attacking my critiques of Gov. “There are 599 circuit judges in Florida at last count, and I don’t think we need to have 599 governors-in-waiting.”But the judge also encouraged Uhlfelder, who was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1998, to pursue an appeal in the case, “because I do think this is a matter of importance.”“If the 1st District (Court of Appeal) tells me that I’m wrong and I do have the authority, then I’m glad to address it and go from there.orlandoweekly.com