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Partial Stay Issued in Florida Ex-Felons’ Voting Dispute

Dec. 19, 2019, 11:12 PM

Seventeen ex-felons in Florida who were allowed to register to vote under an October federal court ruling can continue to do so under a ruling issued Dec. 19 — though they may not be able to vote in March’s presidential primary.

Judge Robert Hinkle of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida let stand the first part of a preliminary injunction that has temporarily blocked Florida from denying voting rights from the ex-felons until they pay off court-ordered restitution. The first part of the injunction allows felons to apply or register.

He issued a stay for the ...