Florida Voters Restore Ex-Felons’ Voting Rights

Florida Voters

By Christopher Zoukis In the November mid-term election, Florida voters approved Amendment 4, the Voting Restoration Amendment, a ballot measure amending the state’s constitution to eliminate a provision that permanently removed the voting rights for well over a million state residents who have been convicted of felonies. The new amendment…

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Federal Judge Knocks Down Florida’s Way of Restoring Felons’ Voting Rights

By Christopher Zoukis On Feb. 1, a federal judge reviewing how Florida handles restoration of felons’ voting rights ruled it unconstitutional, because the process gives the Florida Executive Clemency Board sweeping, unregulated power to decide whether to re-enfranchise former felons. Tallahassee-based district judge Mark E. Walker decided that violates applicants’…

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Broward County Deputy Jailed for Sexual Assault of a Minor

By Christopher Zoukis A police officer with the Broward County, Florida sheriff’s office has been arrested and charged with illegal sexual activity involving a teenage girl. Leon Campbell, a 37-year-old deputy sheriff, was jailed October 19, 2017, but was released the next day on a $15,000 bond. According to TheFreeThoughtProject.com…

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Florida Supreme Court Speaks Out of Both Sides of Mouth in Prisoner Sanction Case

By Christopher Zoukis The Florida Supreme Court has issued an unusual opinion in which it simultaneously sanctioned a prisoner for too many filings and pointed out that the prisoner may be serving an illegal sentence. The prisoner, Otis D. Blaxton, filed 21 petitions with the Florida Supreme Court between 2008…

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GEO Group’s Florida Immigration Detention Center “Horrifying”

By David M. Reutter Hundreds of undocumented immigrants are housed at the GEO Group-operated Broward Transitional Center (BTC) in Pompano Beach, Florida, and many are victims of mistreatment and policy violations according to a report issued by an immigrants’ rights group. The 71-page report, released on April 29, 2013 by…

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