A court won’t rehear the fight over an elections law, handing a victory to Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature

A full federal appeals court declined to take up a challenge to a Florida elections law that opponents contend discriminated against Black voters.
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Hillsborough judge accused of campaign wrongdoing

An investigative panel alleged that a circuit judge made “inappropriate and disparaging” remarks about her opponent during a 2022 election.
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GOP voter registration edge in Florida tops 568,000

The Republican Party of Florida continued to expand its lead in registered voters; 5,2 million to 4.6 for the Florida Democratic Party.
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ACLU celebrates the July decision by a federal judge blocking parts of a new Florida elections law

A judge recently blocked parts of a new Florida law that made it more difficult for community-based organizations to register people to vote.
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Lawsuit targets new Florida law that creates a ‘bureaucratic morass’ in felons voting

A lawsuit calls Florida a “national embarrassment,” for officials violating a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights of felons.
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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

Listen: Detectives look for assistance with Courtney Campbell Causeway child homicide According to a police report, Tampa Police Department detectives are investigating a homicide in the 8500 block of the Courtney Campbell Causeway after a...
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Judge blocks parts of Florida’s new elections law

A federal judge Monday blocked parts of a new Florida elections law challenged by voter-registration groups.
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Judge weighs changes to voter registration in Florida

Voter registration groups urged a federal judge to block parts of a new law on Florida voter registration, arguing it is discriminatory.
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DeSantis signs new Florida elections laws; he can run for president without resigning

As he entered the 2024 race for the White House, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed a major elections bill that places additional restrictions on voter registration groups and helps clear the way for him...
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Court urged to hear Florida elections law fight

Voting rights groups want a full federal appeals court to take up a fight about whether a 2021 Florida elections law made changes that discriminated against Black voters.
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The 2023 Florida legislative session summarized: Here are 10 big issues that passed

In the 2023 Florida Legislative session, the Republican-controlled House & Senate passed bills that were priorities of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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Appeals court backs most of Florida’s 2021 elections law, overturning a ruling that it discriminates against Black voters

An appeals court overturned most of a federal judge’s ruling that a 2021 Florida elections law was intended to discriminate against Black voters.

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