News & Public Affairs01/26/12 Janelle Irwin
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Several elected officials are concerned that Florida’s new voting law will make it harder for students and minorities to cast their votes. In preparation of a hearing to evaluate the law, U.S. member of Congress Kathy Castor spoke out against the law Thursday.Be the first to comment
11/11/11 Jean Henry Telcy
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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy teaches courses in Election and Constitutional Law at Stetson University College of Law. She said minorities are likely to be affected by the new voting law, including disenfranchisement.
Torres-Spelliscy believes the law targets a population that includes many people who do not own a vehicle and have a difficult time getting to the polls. Because early voting on the Sunday before Election Day has ended with the law, Torres-Spelliscy thinks it could end church effor...Be the first to comment
08/04/08 Concetta DeLuco
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Over the weekend, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), a non-partisan group committed to reforming voting rights for ex-felons, held its statewide annual convention at Stetson University’s College of Law in Tampa. The group is campaigning to make the process for disenfranchised felons to obtain their rights more efficient and effective by pushing for an amendment on the statewide ballot that would automatically restore suffrage.
Florida has recently been one of only three sta...Be the first to comment