Category Archives: Voting Rights Act

Privilege for Some or Right of the Masses? A History of Voting in America

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Federal Court Denies Request to Block Florida Early Voting Law

On September 24, 2012, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered an order denying a request to enjoin the Florida law  passed in 2011 which reduced the number of early voting days. See  F.S. 101.657 (1)(d). … Continue reading

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Florida’s Early Voting Plan Approved by Department of Justice

Florida and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have reached an agreement regarding the number of early voting days and hours in the 5 counties still subject to federal review under the Voting Rights Act . In a notice filed in the case of … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects Florida’s New Early Voting Law – For Now

On August 16 the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in State of Florida vs United States of America et al. barring the implementation of the reduced voting hours contained in Fla. Stat. § 101.657(d) (2011) … Continue reading

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Feds Challenge Removal of Non-Citizens from Voter Rolls in 5 Florida Counties

On July 27 the United States  intervened in the pending case of Mi Familia Bota Education Fund, et al. v. Ken Detzner  in the Federal District Court in Tampa. In a Statement of Interest the U.S. argues that the removal of … Continue reading

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Administrative Law Complaint Challenges Eary Voting Rules

Senator Arthenia Joyner, joined by the ACLU of Florida and the National Council of La Raza, filed an administrative law complaint on June 29 challenging the Secretary of State’s implementation of a new statute which reduces the period of early voting. … Continue reading

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