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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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  • 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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  • Federal judge says the way Florida restores voting rights (or not) to felons is unconstitutional
    Federal judge says the way Florida restores voting rights (or not) to felons is unconstitutional

    A federal judge in Tallahassee on Thursday ruled that the way Florida restores voting rights to convicted felons — essentially at the whim of a state-run board, including the governor — is ...

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  • Tallahassee mayor says 'Legalize it'
    Tallahassee mayor says 'Legalize it'

    Andrew Gillum, mayor of Tallahassee, last week tweeted his support of recreational marijuana. In response to a tweet from Lester Holt of NBC News showing a pull in which 60 percent of respondents said ...

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  • Floridians will vote on restoring voting rights to 1.5 million felons in November
    Floridians will vote on restoring voting rights to 1.5 million felons in November

    Florida is one of just three states that permanently revokes felons' right to vote, even after they've served their sentence. In November, votes will have the chance to change that. It'll appear as ...

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