Blog Posts in February, 2018

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  • Poll finds Floridians in favor of recreational marijuana, restoring felons' rights
    Poll finds Floridians in favor of recreational marijuana, restoring felons' rights

    A poll from released in February conducted by the University of North Florida found that a majority of registered voters in the state support restoring the right to vote to non-violent convicted ...

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  • Wrongly imprisoned, a man's lawsuit exposes failures in one state's prosecutions
    Wrongly imprisoned, a man's lawsuit exposes failures in one state's prosecutions

    Why do we think it's so important to aggressively defend your rights? Because of cases like this. A suspect in a 1992 kidnapping, rape and robbery fit the description and was found with the stolen ...

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  • PNJ: Pensacola pastor pushes for juvenile justice reform in Tallahassee
    PNJ: Pensacola pastor pushes for juvenile justice reform in Tallahassee

    The move to keep juveniles out of the adult court system continues, and a Pensacola pastor was among those pushing for change in the state Capitol last week. From the PNJ: The Rev. Rick Branch, of the ...

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  • Learn about proposed changes to the Florida Constitution on Feb. 27
    Learn about proposed changes to the Florida Constitution on Feb. 27

    A funny thing about Florida is that we love to change our state Constitution. Instead of treating it as a document that defines how we govern, it's often used as a means to enact legislation by ...

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  • Legal maneuvers continue after judge declares Florida's voting rights restoration process illegal
    Legal maneuvers continue after judge declares Florida's voting rights restoration process illegal

    What's next after a federal judge declared unconstitutional the way Florida's governor and a panel of his top execs restore voting rights to convicted felons? More legal wrangling, of course. Briefs ...

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  • Pensacola City Council backs push for juvenile justice reform
    Pensacola City Council backs push for juvenile justice reform

    While a local governing body like the Pensacola City Council doesn't actually have much to do with Florida's criminal justice system, that doesn't mean it can't weigh in on proposed reforms. And on ...

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