On Friday, a judge of Florida blocked a new law temporarily that keeps the ex-convicts from making their vote in the state unless they have paid off their fees, restitution, and fines, says the reports.
Robert Hinkle, who is the U.S. District Court Judge, said that that law that was passed by the Republican had controlled the legislature this year, which could be unconstitutional. Hinkle ruled that any felon cannot be kept from his rights to vote only because he doesn’t have enough funding or a stable financial condition to repay all his financial obligations.
According to the sources familiar with the matter, Hinkle further added to his judgment that Florida must take into account the idea of establishing a way in which the felons will be registered to cast their votes if it’s apparent that they are practically unable to pay off their restitution and fees.
In the previous fall, the voters of Florida approved of Amendment 4 that restored the voting rights of some of the ex-convicts. Furthermore, the lawmakers had to say that they are planning to clarify the amendment with the introduction of a new law.