Florida Supreme Court rules convicted felons must pay fees before voting

[NOTE: Persons required to register still can not get their voting rights back] Florida’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that convicted felons must pay all fees related to their sentences before voting. The court decided in its ruling that “all terms of sentence” includes not only terms of a person’s imprisonment and supervision, but also fines and other obligations imposed as…

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New Bill from Sen. Lauren Book to eliminate SOL for Sexual Battery and establish a “look back window” for civil suits

According to NPR affiliate WGCU, Florida Senator Lauren Book is trying to create a “look back window” where victims of sexual battery can bring a civil lawsuit, where previously barred by statute of limitations. This window would allow victims to file civil suits against their alleged offenders and would likely open up a flurry of lawsuits. That would be on…

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FL: Florida House bill would require background checks for delivery workers

[orlandoweekly.com – 1/9/20] Background checks would be required for delivery employees after the murder of a 75-year-old Boca Raton woman in August, under a bill filed Tuesday by Rep. Mike Caruso, R-Delray Beach. Caruso’s proposal (HB 1129) would require all home-delivery workers to undergo background checks that include a search of a multistate criminal database […] [Read More]

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Epidemic of Government Employees Watching Porn on Taxpayer Time

An epidemic of federal employees watching porn on taxpayer time has reached a new low at one agency where a veteran staffer “viewed child pornography on a government computer on multiple occasions,” according to an audit. The unidentified employee worked at the Bureau of Land Management, which operates under the Department of the Interior (DOI) and admitted to investigators from…

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