The court ruled Thursday that the initiative can be put on the 2018 ballot with its current language. Individuals who committed murder or sexual offenses would still permanently lose their right to vote.
More than 1.6 million Floridians can't vote because the state strips felons of their voting rights unless they receive clemency and have their rights restored by the governor.
The issue of restoring felon rights has always been controversial in Florida, with critics of the state's process comparing it to post-Civil War Jim Crow policies created to keep blacks from casting ballots. Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi made it so felons would have to wait at least five years after finishing their sentences before they could apply to vote again. "Now the work of gathering signatures and mounting a successful campaign to change the Florida Constitution begins in earnest". "The Supreme Court's decision to allow the Voting Restoration Amendment to move forward marks a key milestone on our path to a stronger democracy and a fairer Florida ..." It would require voter approval of casino-style games.
Fred Lewis dissented on the gambling amendment, saying "the ballot title and summary do not clearly inform the public that the proposed amendment may substantially affect slot machines approved by county-wide (referendums)". That includes the counties of Broward and Miami-Dade.
But the majority rejected arguments that it should block the measure from going on the ballot.
"First, the ballot title and summary clearly and unambiguously inform the voters of the chief objective of the proposed amendment", Lewis wrote.
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Earlier this week, two men were arrested in Marseille whom police said had been planning an attack ahead of the election. Paris resident Daoud Kal, 29, said he was walking in the area near a metro station when he heard four to five shots.
News first broke of Tryamkin's departure on Wednesday, with the Canucks officially acknowledging his decision Thursday morning. This past year, he put up two goals and nine points in 66 regular season games, skating out for nearly 17 minutes a night.
Congress returns from recess next week, with only days before the current resolution funding the government expires on April 28. They've put off voting on their promised tax overhaul until after they take another whack at repealing and replacing Obamacare.
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However, Isco staked his claim for a place in the Madrid XI on Saturday, with a match-winning display against Sporting Gijon. Yannick Carrasco struck twice and Filipe Luis added another goal as third-placed Atletico eased past bottom-side Osasuna .
Due to a confidentiality agreement, 21st Century Fox and O'Reilly's representatives would not acknowledge the payout. By ratings standards, Bill O'Reilly is one of the most accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news.
Spencer Cox told the WSJ that officials are preparing for a special election in Chaffetz's 3rd Congressional District. Chaffetz ended his Facebook post supporting Evans' claim that he believes the third district will remain Republican.
Rouhani to run for second term as president of Iran
The 12 per cent jobless rate and slow trickle down of benefits from the nuclear deal are seen as Rouhani's weak spots. Ahmadinejad said the strike on Syria could have happened even if Hillary Clinton had won the US election.
Nueva jornada de movilizaciones en Venezuela
Exigen la remoción de los magistrados del TSJ, la realización de elecciones y el respeto a la Asamblea Nacional. Las intervenciones policiales de este jueves son acciones rápidas para frenar las protestas desde el inicio.
France's Le Pen hardens tone as campaign clock ticks down
She entered politics by joining her father's party at 18. "The FN top brass has chose to go full throttle for far-right voters". But that threat is precisely why Europe must address seriously the possibility of her winning, however unlikely it may seem.
British MPs approve snap election in Brexit shadow
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street, in central London, Britain April 18, 2017 . Jeremy Corbyn welcomed the poll but accused Mrs May of changing her mind and breaking promises on a range of issues.