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Dara Kam - News Service of Florida

Dara reports for the News Service of Florida, a wire service to which WUFT News subscribes.

Elections Law Targeted Over Early Voting Signs

Part of a new elections law that requires “sufficient nonpermitted parking” at early voting sites will create an unconstitutional burden on young voters attending colleges or universities, plaintiffs in a long-running dispute over campus early voting argued in documents filed Monday.

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D’Alemberte Remembered As ‘Definition Of A Statesman’

D’Alemberte, who died suddenly Monday at age 85, had a list of accomplishments --- including serving as president of the American Bar Association, president of Florida State University and dean of the school’s College of Law --- that were on par with a humanitarian legacy evidenced by the outpouring of affection and respect as news of his death spread.

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Felon Voting Debate Focuses On Financial Obligations

The Florida House of Representatives is considering a proposal that would change the definition of a "completed sentence" for felons looking to have their voting rights restored under November's Amendment 4. Under the bill, felons would have to pay all court fees, fines and restitution to be eligible for the “automatic” vote restoration.

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Election Changes Eyed As 2018 Results Finalized

After months of mudslinging, weeks of court wrangling and days of ballot counting that again landed Florida in an unwelcome national spotlight, a state panel matter-of-factly finalized the 2018 election results in a five-minute meeting Tuesday. The certification came on time, but problems with other election-related deadlines in two large, …

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