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Karina Elwood

Karina is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

US Appeals Court Denies Request For Reconsideration Of Amendment 4 Ruling

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday denied a request from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office to reconsider a ruling that temporarily blocked Florida’s law requiring ex-felons to pay all outstanding fines and fees before registering to vote. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta denied the governor’s …

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Florida’s Amendment 4 ‘Fines and Fees’ Limitation Found Unconstitutional In US Appeals Court Opinion

The decision still leaves it unclear who among Florida’s felons will be allowed to vote in this year’s presidential election, but sends a strong signal to the pending federal court case that such a ruling would be legally justified.

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Weeks Before Registration Deadline Amendment 4 Is Still A Mess In Florida

A federal appeals court in Atlanta is expected to decide whether ex-felons in Florida who owe fees and fines can vote for or against Donald Trump in 2020. Stakes are high: The outcome of the federal court case could affect who wins the presidential election in Florida, which could affect who wins the White House.

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2018 Was When Alachua County Began To Reckon With Its Lynching History

Brenda Whitfield has lived in Newberry all her life. (Joshua Baker/WUFT News) Brenda Whitfield has heard stories of lynchings in Alachua County since being in middle school.  The lifelong Newberry resident recalls her great-grandmother’s tales of people being hanged at “Lynch Hammock,” the site of several long ago extrajudicial killings …

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