State leaders fighting judge’s order on felons’ voting rights

Attorney General Pam Bondi told U.S. District Judge Mark Walker that she, Gov. Rick Scott and other members of the state’s Clemency Board are appealing the court’s Feb. 1 order that threw out Florida’s rights-restoration system, which Walker described as “fatally flawed.” After the Feb. 1 ruling, Walker followed up with an order last month that requires a new rights-restoration process by April 26.


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