ACLU of Florida sues Trump voter fraud commission

Miami Herald by Amy Sherman July 10, 2017 The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Monday in Miami seeking to prevent President Donald Trump’s voter-fraud commission from collecting voter data it is seeking from all 50 states. The lawsuit was filed
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Advocacy groups renews questions about Constitution Revision process and rules

Miami Herald by Mary Ellen Klas April 10, 2017 A group of voter advocacy and left-leaning activists groups have renewed calls to the chair of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission to conduct a transparent rules process and address concerns about
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Our litigious governor’s profligate ways in office – The Ledger

At some point in the future, when a historian sits down to chronicle Gov. Rick Scott’s tenure in Tallahassee, a couple of points in the governor’s favor will be abundantly clear. The first is that Scott, whether by his own
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NSA data sweeps ruled illegal, Tallahassee Democrat

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a National Security Agency program that sweeps up logs of Americans’ phone calls is illegal — the most significant setback yet for the long-running surveillance operation. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd
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Across Country, Bills Could Restrict Public Access to Police Body Camera Videos, PINAC

As more and more police departments across the country adopt body cameras, a battle is heating up over when the public will have access to the videos captured by these devices. The proposed laws vary in scope. A large number
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Sunshine group takes on Gov. Scott – Herald-Tribune

Citizens for Sunshine is not well known everywhere in Florida, but that may change this year. Public officials in the Sarasota area have learned to be wary of the nonprofit, which has made itself an enforcer of open-government laws here
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