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Thu Mar 31, 2022, 11:57 AM Mar 2022

Federal federal judge STRIKES DOWN key provisions of voters suppression law SB90.


Lawsuit brought by the League of Women Voters of Florida, Black Voters Matters Fund, Florida Alliance for Retired Americans and individual voters against all 67 Florida counties challenging voter suppression law Senate Bill 90. The case claims that S.B. 90’s drop box restrictions, mail-in ballot repeat request requirement, volunteer assistance ban, deceptive registration warning and food and water ban violate the First and 14th Amendments. The Republican National Committee (RNC) and National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) intervened in the case. Four cases challenging S.B. 90 were consolidated for discovery and trial, with this case named as the “parent case.” A two-week trial began on Monday, Jan. 31.
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Federal federal judge STRIKES DOWN key provisions of voters suppression law SB90. (Original Post) LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2022 OP
Great until it gets to the Supreme Court. scarletlib Mar 2022 #1
We don't have a Supreme Court. leftyladyfrommo Mar 2022 #6
A win! Something to celebrate!!!! PortTack Mar 2022 #2
This makes me happy LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2022 #3
Beaut! MerryBlooms Mar 2022 #4
Very good news! gademocrat7 Mar 2022 #5
...K&R... spanone Mar 2022 #7
Federal court has placed Florida under VRA pre-clearance for 10 years👇🏻 LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2022 #8
K&R UTUSN Mar 2022 #9
Florida must seek court preapproval to change some voting laws, judge rules LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2022 #10
A big win mcar Mar 2022 #11
STRUCK DOWN: DeSantis loses big in new federal court ruling LetMyPeopleVote Apr 2022 #12
This is a good discussion of this opinion LetMyPeopleVote Apr 2022 #13


(18,998 posts)
6. We don't have a Supreme Court.
Thu Mar 31, 2022, 12:21 PM
Mar 2022

It's nothing but an arm for the rightwing.

I have no confidence. I don't even listen because I already know how they will rule for the right wing and the corporations.

I am so disappointed in Roberts.


(149,463 posts)
10. Florida must seek court preapproval to change some voting laws, judge rules
Thu Mar 31, 2022, 03:10 PM
Mar 2022

This is a major ruling on imposing preclearance on Florida

Florida cannot change certain voting laws without getting preapproval from a federal court for the next decade, a federal judge ruled on Thursday, saying the state has an ongoing and extensive history of discrimination against non-white voters that warranted extraordinary oversight.

US district judge Mark Walker put the state back under preclearance on Thursday as part of a 288-page ruling striking down new voting restrictions in Florida limiting the availability of drop boxes, and making it more difficult for third-party groups to register voters. “Florida has repeatedly, recently, and persistently acted to deny Black Floridians access to the franchise,” he wrote in his opinion.

Placing a state under federal preclearance is an extraordinary, and rarely used, action. A provision of the Voting Rights Act allows judges to place jurisdictions under federal supervision if there is evidence of intentional discrimination. Until Thursday, courts have not placed any states back under supervision since the supreme court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v Holder.


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12. STRUCK DOWN: DeSantis loses big in new federal court ruling
Fri Apr 1, 2022, 01:53 AM
Apr 2022

Ron DeSantis has been a huge supporter of Trump’s unhinged claims of a stolen 2020 election and has supported numerous measures to carry forward the Republican Party’s anti-democratic agenda, including setting up his own election police force that will investigate claims of election fraud and that answers directly to his office.

In his ruling against Senate Bill 90, Judge Walker acknowledged that the legislation “unduly burdening disabled voters, and intentionally targeting minority voters — all to improve the electoral prospects of the party in power.”

The decision has triggered Florida Republicans, with State Senate President Wilton Simpson calling it “unbecoming of an officer of the court.”

What is actually unbecoming of anything is opportunistic and cynical lawmakers attacking our right to vote and the democratic process because of the temper tantrums of Donald Trump, a disgraced reality TV star and insurrection enthusiast, who simply can’t accept that a majority of Americans rejected his bid to be reelected as president.
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