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 non-citizens from the voter rolls cannot occur in the 5 counties subject to federal review under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act because the removal process has not been approved by the Department of Justice. Previously, in a related case pending in Tallahassee the court denied a request by the U.S. to stop on a statewide basis the removal of non-citizens from the voter rolls. In that case the U. S. unsuccessfully argued that the removal violated the  National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

Thomas D. Shults, Esq.

About Thomas D. Shults, Esq.

Tom Shults is the senior litigator in the law firm of Kirk-Pinkerton P.A. He represents clients in a range of matters including election law issues,complex business and commercial disputes and probate and trust suits. Mr. Shults is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. Board certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within a specific area of law. Mr. Shults also holds the highest peer rating possible (AV) from the independent attorney rating agency, Martindale Hubbell. He was recently appointed chair of the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee of the Florida Bar and is a recipient of the Distinguished Community Service Award of the Sarasota County Bar Association. He is an Army veteran and was admitted to the Bar in 1983.
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