Florida Supreme Court hears arguments on protest law amid allegations of targeting Black activists

The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments in a challenge to a law that enhanced penalties during protests that turn violent.
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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, July 21th, 2023

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Immigration Reform remains a priority for Democrats in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Last week Democrats from Manatee and Sarasota counties joined a forum on immigration reform with the Longboat Key Democratic Club to look for solutions to addressing one of the most contentious issues in state and...

An Unequal Democracy

Heather McGhee, a distinguished Senior Fellow at the Public-Policy Center DEMOS deliver a speech which asks “Who is an American?” Has U.S. Democracy become as Unequal as our Economy? Perhaps the question to ask is:...
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The Biden administration points to the Supreme Court in Florida’s immigration fight

The Biden administration argued that an appeals court should reject a Florida legal challenge to federal immigration policies.
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Targeting immigrants, Florida announces a list of banned driver licenses from other states

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced driver’s licenses from other states that are invalid in Florida under a new law targeting undocumented immigrants.

Meritocracy Deconstructed

The U.S. Supreme Court decided race-conscious Affirmative Action in college admissions is unconstitutional while leaving white privilege in admissions unchecked. Civil Rights legal groups plan a lawsuit to challenge legacy admissions at Harvard. [AP Photo/...

LULAC holds “Know your rights” town hall about new immigration law

The League of United Latin American Citizens held a town hall meeting yesterday in Ybor City to help Floridians know their rights and become more vigilant In the wake of SB1718, a new immigration law...

New immigration law sparks concerns about trucker boycott

Listen: Florida’s new immigration law targeting undocumented immigrants goes into effect on July 1st, and some truckers and other transportation workers are preparing to boycott. The law imposes strict penalties to those who employ undocumented...

Immigrants assert their humanity as new law fuels anxiety around deportation

Hundreds of protesters rallied in Tampa, Bradenton, and other Florida cities today in opposition to Florida’s new immigration law. Many fear the law will make criminals out of Tampa residents as they strive to provide...

League of United Latin American Citizens issues Florida travel advisory

The League of United Latin American Citizens issued a travel advisory for anyone going to Florida because of the state’s new immigration law.

MidPoint: Florida’s New Immigration Laws

Local Immigration lawyers Chelsea Nowel and Ananis Makar joined Shelley for an overview of the new punitive and disruptive Florida immigration laws that threaten the Florida economy and treat undocumented people with a complete lack...
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Florida will send troops, officers and other resources to Texas

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Florida will send Florida National Guard troops and law-enforcement officers to Texas to help with border control.

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