Supreme Court Stopped One Million Floridians From Voting In November

By Mark Joseph Stern, Slate. -

The Supreme Court all but guaranteed that nearly 1 million Floridians will be unable to vote in the 2020 election because of unpaid court debts in a shattering order handed down on Thursday. Its [...]

Live And Let Die: The Data Manipulation Begins

By Marcy Wheeler, Emptywheel. -

Now that Trump has fully committed to reopening the economy before the shut down has its desired effect, he and allied governors are engaged in more aggressive data manipulation to hide the [...]

Court: Florida Can’t Bar Felons From Vote Over Fines, Fees

By Bobby Caina Calvan and Curt Anderson, AP News. -

Tallahassee, FL  — Florida cannot, for now, bar felons who served their time from registering to vote simply because they have failed to pay all fines and fees stemming from their cases, a [...]

Court Upholds Poll Tax For Convicted Felons In Florida To Vote

By Staff, Aclufl.org -

TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida Supreme Court’s advisory opinion does not — indeed, cannot — alter what the U.S. Constitution requires. A federal court has already held that the state cannot deny [...]

Protesters ‘Shed Light’ On Florida Detention Center For Migrant Children

By Monique O. Madan, Theledger.com -

Binoculars in hand, Joshua Rubin stood atop a concrete barricade just a few feet away from the Homestead migrant shelter’s property line. It’s the only vantage point that could give the protester [...]

Miami Bans The Use Of Glyphosate In A Step To Improve Water Quality

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

Miami, Florida voted unanimously to ban the use of glyphosate by city departments and contractors. The controversial herbicide is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s – now Bayer after an [...]

Finally, A Shred Of Good News As Former Felons Register To Vote In Florida

By Samantha Grasso, Splinternews.com -

This time next year, as Republicans work overtime to convince their constituents to stick with Donald Trump and Democrats compete in a battle of who can puff the biggest vape cloud on Periscope, [...]

3 Florida Ex-Cops Sentenced In Scheme To Frame Innocent Black People

By David Lohr, Huffingtonpost.com -

The former Biscayne Park police officers had pleaded guilty in a department conspiracy to clear property crime cases by any means necessary. Three former Florida police officers were sent to [...]

Court Backs Activists Who Feed Homeless

By David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel. -

Florida - A group whose symbol is a clenched fist holding a carrot won a legal victory over the city of Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, when a federal appeals court found that its weekly events to [...]

16 And Life. And Then Some.

By Eleanor Goldfield, Art Killing Apathy. -

Bobby Bostic won’t be eligible for parole until he’s 112. He’s more than 20 years into a 241-year sentence for crimes committed in 1995 when he was 16 years old. On Monday April 23rd, the Supreme [...]

Black Parkland Students Air Concerns About Campus Police

By ​Emily Wells, Truthdig.com -

As Truthdig columnist Sonali Kolhatkar points out in her column this week, black Americans are eight times more likely to be killed by firearms than those who are white, and they are [...]

Florida Teachers On Edge As New Law Threatens Their Unions

By Jeffrey S. Solock, Tampabay.com -

Life without union representation is not a distant fear for Russell Baggett. Until two years ago, the Calhoun County school district in northern Florida had no collective bargaining unit to [...]

Florida Farmworkers Push For Fairness In The Fields

By Negin Owliaei, Inequality.org -

South Florida was known as a hotbed for modern-day slavery. Now, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers are using their innovative model to bring dignity to the tomato fields. Immokalee, Florida, is [...]

Florida Students March To Stoneman Douglas High To Show Solidarity Over School Shooting

By Antonia Blumberg, Huffingtonpost.com -

Hundreds of students walked out of classes at a Florida high school on Tuesday morning and were marching nearly 11 miles to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a mass shooting left 17 [...]

School Walkouts, Sit-ins Planned After Florida Shooting

By Staff, Apnews.com -

The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing [...]

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