Sheila Singleton

Leon County

Black women’s felon-voter-restoration case in FL draws sympathetic hearing during 11th Circuit arguments

BY: - July 25, 2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has an opportunity to invoke the Nineteenth Amendment to extend voting rights to Black women who can’t afford to pay the restitution required under Florida’s Amendment 4 of 2018. Judging by oral arguments before a three-judge panel this week, it’s not clear they can or will. […]

Leon County

Federal appeals court will hear novel argument, invoking 19th Amendment, against felon voting restrictions

BY: - July 20, 2021

A federal appeals court rendered a decisive victory for Gov. Ron DeSantis and legislative Republicans last year in upholding Florida’s law requiring felons to pay all fines, fees, and restitution before they can win back the right to vote under 2018’s Amendment 4. But that ruling, by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]