Federal Judge Blocks, Skewers Florida’s Third-Party Voter Registration Restrictions

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    Federal Judge Blocks, Skewers Florida’s Third Party Voter Registration Restrictions | TPMMuckraker
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    A federal judge on Thursday blocked a controversial Florida law signed by Gov. Rick Scott that sharply curtailed third-party groups’ ability to register voters and forced many of them to discontinue their voter-registration drives.

    In a 27-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle said there was little justification for a “harsh and impractical” 48-hour deadline for organizations to deliver applications to a voter-registration offices. Granting a preliminary injunction, Hinkle said such restrictions “effectively prohibit an organization from mailing applications in” and “impose burdensome record-keeping and reporting requirements that serve little if any purpose.”

    “The short deadline, coupled with substantial penalties for noncompliance, make voter-registration drives a risky business,” Hinkle wrote. “If the goal is to discourage voter-registration drives and thus also to make it harder for new voters to register, the 48-hour deadline may succeed. But if the goal is to further the state’s legitimate interests without unduly burdening the rights of voters and voter registration organizations, 48 hours is a bad choice.”
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    Sounds like a federal judge stomping on State's rights.
     
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    States rights in a federal election? Notice how "federal" is right there in the middle of the sentence?
     
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    Were you really born with a skull full of shit? Or, did that happen after birth? Maybe severe constitution causing shit to backup all the way into your brain, forcing your brain out your ears?

    There's no such thing as a federal election, f-ing moron.
     
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    The franchise isn't a "state right"; it is Constitutional. The bald headed creep named Scott doesn't get much press, but he is as rotten as they come.
     
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    Exactly, very simple.

    Thus far Rick Scott has taken a beating in the courts, and with good reason given his contempt for the rule of law and the Constitution.

    Scott lost in his attempt to violate the 4th Amendment rights of public assistance applicants, he failed again trying to violate the privacy rights of state employees by forcing them to take drug tests, and here attempting to violate citizens’ fundamental right to vote.

    Why do republicans hate the Constitution so?

    Sounds like a rightist exhibiting his ignorance.
     
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    How the states handle voting is completely the state's business, aside from a few amendments forcing the states to allow Afros, women, and 18yr-olds to vote. But, you and I both know the Constitution is dead... so why do you bullshit me with lies about what the Constitution says... you don't care.
     

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