Florida Must Help Felons Restore Voting Rights, Court Says

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Florida must do more to help felons leaving prison restore their voting rights, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The decision reversed an earlier court ruling that said the state was meeting its obligations by electronically informing clemency officials of felons' status. The unanimous ruling by the 1st District Court of Appeal said state prison officials must provide the forms felons need to get their voting rights back and help fill them out, reports the St. Petersburg Times. The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and other organizations that assist ex-convicts. "The question for . . .

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