Rick Scott May Add New Limits to Florida Voting Rights at Tonight’s Emergency Cabinet Meeting

From the Associated Press and Miami Herald, 04/25/2018:

UPDATE:

8 p.m.

A three judge panel of the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed late Wednesday to put an ongoing legal battle over voting rights on hold for now.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott had scheduled an emergency late-night meeting of the state’s clemency board to enact new rules in case the appeals court turned down the state. The meeting was cancelled minutes after the appeals court ruled.

PREVIOUSLY:

Florida may add new limits on voting rights

7 p.m.

Just months before a critical election, Florida may put new restrictions in place for people seeking voting rights.

State officials released new rules hours before the meeting. The rules would keep intact a requirement that former prisoners wait at least five years before they can have their rights restored.

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