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Federal judge undoes racist remnant of old Jim Crow

May 31, 2020 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Last week, a federal judge did something that 64.55 percent of Florida voters assumed they had already accomplished back in 2018, when they passed Amendment 4. The judge gutted a shameful vestige of old Jim Crow.

A sly bit of legislation passed last year and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis had subverted the constitutional amendment supposed to automatically restore voting rights to convicted felons (except those sentenced for murder or sex crimes). Instead, SB-7066 law barred them from voting ...