Orlando, FL - Earlier today, the federal Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit upheld a Florida federal judge’s 2019 decision enjoining restrictions passed by the Florida legislature last year that sought to impose additional limitations to Amendment 4. Amendment 4 was passed overwhelmingly by Florida voters in November 2018 and permits formerly incarcerated individuals to register to vote. The court’s decision found that it is unconstitutional to force the named plaintiffs, persons with prior criminal convictions and released from prison, to first pay off their financial obligations before registering because of their inability to pay their fines.
NO OPPONENTS AT HEARING ON ALLOWING INMATES TO VOTE IN NJ
Juan testified in front of the New Jersey legislature in support of a bill in New Jersey that would restore voting rights for people currently with a record, on parole and currently incarcerated.