A federal judge ruled Sunday that the Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee issued a 125-pageContinue Reading

Today, the Florida Supreme Court issued a non-binding advisory opinion stating that the phrase “all terms of sentence” in Amendment 4 encompasses financial obligations, such as fines, fees and restitution as a requirement for the restoration of voting rights for otherwise eligible citizens with felony convictions. The Florida Supreme CourtContinue Reading