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Florida high court sides with governor on felon voter rights

Jan 16, 2020 - Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court sided with Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday in a legal dispute over restoring voting rights to felons with unpaid fines.

The court's advisory opinion - requested by the Republican governor last year - has no immediate legal consequence, but could influence federal judges weighing legal wranglings over the voter-approved ballot measure known as Amendment 4.

Amendment 4 was ratified overwhelmingly by voters in November 2018, giving voting...