December 15, 2011

Florida ACLU And Others SUE State Over New Voter Registration Rules

The Florida Independent: The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida announced today that “along with the Brennan Center for Justice and the law firms Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and Coffey Burlington sued on behalf of the League of Women Voters, Rock the Vote, and Florida PIRG, challenging the state’s new restrictions on voter registration.”

According to the ACLU of Florida, the “lawsuit argues that the restrictions passed this year violate the US Constitution and the National Voter Registration Act. The restrictions being challenged are part of HB 1355, . . . the ‘Voter Suppression Act,’ a comprehensive overhaul of Florida’s election laws which is currently under review by a federal court for potential violations of the Voting Rights Act.”  . . .  READ MORE

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