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The Scoop: Wed., November 29, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Felons’ voting rights Attorneys for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and four individual plaintiffs last week filed a court document that challenges the way a 2018 constitutional amendment aimed at restoring felons’ voting rights has...
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Plaintiffs fire back in felons’ voting case in Florida

Plaintiffs want to continue a lawsuit challenging how Florida is carrying out a constitutional amendment to restore felons’ voting rights.
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Florida wants a lawsuit by voting rights groups thrown out; the suit challenges how the state is carrying out a 2018 constitutional amendment

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration, county clerks of court and elections supervisors want a federal judge to toss out the lawsuit.
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UPDATE: Former President Trump has been indicted a fourth time. Here’s WMNF’s conversation with a law professor

We get a law professor’s take on several Florida stories including updates on the criminal cases against former President Donald Trump.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wednesday, July 26, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

UPS reached a tentative contract deal with the 340,000-person strong Teamsters union yesterday, averting a strike.
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Law professor talks about the indictments of former President Trump

We get a law professor’s take on several Florida stories including updates on the criminal cases against former President Donald Trump.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, July 20th, 2023

Skyway fishing pier has new rules for anglers The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved new rules on Wed. for the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. The rules are aimed at protecting thousands of...
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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.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

Moffit Cancer Center will offer free skin cancer screening on select dates in July Sunny weather makes Florida a hotspot for skin cancer, with rates higher than the national average. A  Florida doctor speaks about...

MOTION TO WAIVE FLORIDA EX-FELON’S FINES TO BE HEARD 9/16/20

Robert Coleman, a 33 year old ex-felon, wants to vote. However, he owes $95,000 in fines to the court system. Last week, officials from the Alachua County’s Public Defender’s Office filed a motion, the first...
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Florida’s Desmond Meade talks about the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Thursday is the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. For an update on Florida’s legal battle on restoring voting rights to many ex-prisoners, WMNF spoke with the main proponent of Amendment 4, Desmond Meade....
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Ex-felon rights restoration clinic in Tampa Saturday

After an ex-felon has served his time in Florida, his civil rights are not automatically restored; unlike most states, Florida keeps thousands of ex-felons from voting and a from number of other basic citizenship rights....

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