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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:37 AM

ViacomCBS to give $250K for court fines in effort to restore felon voting rights

Cable networks MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central, part of ViacomCBS are donating $250,000 to pay court-ordered costs for felons who have served their time behind bars in an effort to restore their right to vote.

This funding comes about a week following a ruling from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled the state could require felons to pay fines, restitution and legal fees before they can regain their right to vote. The recent ruling by the Atlanta-based appeals court overturned a district judge’s ruling, which said the state cannot deny the right to vote to felons who are “genuinely unable to pay” court-ordered debts.

Floridians already voted on the issue — 64% of voters cast ballots in favor of a 2018 constitutional amendment that restored non-violent felon voting rights after they completed their sentences. The legal dispute arose after lawmakers looked to define what it means to complete a sentence, siding with the state that returning felons must satisfy all court fines and fees and restitution before rights are restored.



https://floridapolitics.com/archives/368382-viacomcbs-to-give-250k-for-court-fines-in-effort-to-restore-felon-voting-rights

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:47 AM

1. fucking awesome

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:53 AM

2. This is a big fucking deal

To quote Joe Biden.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 01:09 AM

3. If they need more $$, Bloomberg should be involved

He could pay for every fine, and it would be money well invested.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:00 AM

4. Awesome!

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:47 AM

5. Bravo

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