The state is one of three that permanently denies voting rights to people with past felony convictions unless they receive clemency from the state government. This amendment is needed to move Florida more to the mainstream.
An initial look at laws introduced in state legislatures makes it clear that the fight continues against voter suppression across the country. But many states are looking to expand access to the polls and make a more inclusive democracy.
Both chambers of the U.S. Congress voted to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, with changes that, for the first time, explicitly endorse warrantless searches of millions of Americans’ communications.
Today, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security released a report trumpeting that “three out of every four, or 402, individuals convicted of international terrorism-related charges in U.S. federal courts” since 9/11 were foreign-born.