Wednesday, April 2, 2014

So It Turns Out Rick Scott Can't Just Purge All the Brown People!


Was that headline unfair?
 
Anyways, the 11th reverses Judge Zloch in one of the (many) low points of Scott's tenure as Florida's Governor:
Section 8(c)(2)(A) of the National Voter Registration Act (the 90 Day Provision) requires states to “complete, not later than 90 days prior to the date of a primary or general election for Federal office, any program the purpose of which is to systematically remove the names of ineligible voters from the official lists of eligible voters.” 42 U.S.C. § 1973gg-6(c)(2)(A). This provision became the center of a legal dispute in 2012, when a group of individual voters and organizations sued Florida Secretary of State Kenneth W. Detzner. These plaintiffs argued that Florida was violating the 90 Day Provision by conducting a program to systematically remove suspected non-citizens from the voter rolls within 90 days of a federal election. The District Court denied the plaintiffs’ motions for a preliminary injunction and summary judgment, and entered judgment in favor of Secretary Detzner. The plaintiffs now appeal.

Because we conclude that Florida’s program was an attempt to systematically remove names from the voter rolls in violation of the 90 Day Provision, we reverse and remand.
Interesting mootness discussion too.

7 comments:

Godwhacker said...

I look forward to the day when I can walk into a voting booth and look equally at the ideas that candidates and parties are supporting and have a real decision to make. But the Republicans have no new ideas or solutions. Observe that their great saviour of 2016 is now Jeb Bush. So with nothing to offer voters, suppression is all they've got, and that is both ugly and sad.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if one of Zloch's law clerks from the Ave Maria School of Law and Jesus Mary and Joseph, etc., wrote the lower court opinion.

Anonymous said...

I love that photo. Can we have a caption contest?

Anonymous said...

It's been some time since we've heard anything about Spencer Aronfeld. Just sayin'.

Godwhacker said...

@2:24

"First I chop it with the ax and then I drink out the blood, the blood of the middle class."

Anonymous said...

Love it GW. How about "Charles J. Crist, have you not been circumsiiiiiiiized?"

South Florida Lawyers said...

"Now it places the health care in the basket. Put the f*&king health care in the basket!