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Federal Judge Extends Voter Registration Deadline Due to Hurricane Matthew A federal judge ordered the voter registration deadline to be extended contrary to the Governor's wishes due to the impact of the hurricane on Florida citizens. District Court Judge Mark Walker stated that "This case is

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We don't endorse candidates, but we can stress what's at stake this election cycle. Extending and Ensuring Voting Rights With flimsy excuses like “moral turpitude” historically blocking “felon” voting, states are moving to alleviate those restrictions. California extended the vote to people incarcerated for felonies in

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The Department of Justice recently reminded state chief justices and state court administrators that jailing poor people just because they can’t pay fines is unconstitutional. In a March 14 Dear Colleague letter, the Civil Rights Division warned states to ensure their local courts reform or refrain

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