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Hand v. Scott

District court: Florida officials, who have “unfettered discretion” to restore former felons’ voting rights, seem to favor white applicants and those who espouse conservative political views—and also have a habit of letting applications linger for years. This standardless scheme violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Eleventh Circuit (over a partial dissent): Not so. The district court’s order (to draw up some neutral criteria) is stayed for now. (We discussed the district court’s opinion on the podcast.)


Tags: 2018, Eleventh Circuit, Equal Protection, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Voting Rights

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