Former felons voting rights in limbo again after federal appeals court ruling
This week a federal appeals court judge granted Gov. Ron DeSantis motion to review a judges May ruling that determined the requirement for Floridians to pay all court costs and fees prior to being able to vote unconstitutional. A group of Florida residents impacted by this decision sued the state, along with the attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Foundation and the NAACP, among other voting rights groups. In May, a federal judge ruled that Florida law cant stop an estimated 774,000 disenfranchised felons from voting because they cant pay back any legal fees and restitution they owe. Circuit Court of Appeals, requesting a stay of Hinkles ruling and a review of the case by the full appeals court.