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A resource that civil rights attorneys say is critical for prisoners across the country who are fighting abuse and neglect behind bars has just become off-limits to Florida inmates. Last month, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Alabama, Georgia and Florida, upheld the state’s...

Yesterday the court issued decisions in four cases; Mark Walsh has a first-hand account of the announcements for this blog. In Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, the justices ruled 5-4 that Ohio’s process for removing infrequent voters from the state’s voter rolls, under which...

The petition of the day is: Kelley v. Florida 17-1603 Issue: Whether the Florida Supreme Court’s novel and unprecedented decision to apply the Hurstdecisions only to inmates whose death sentences became final after Ring v. Arizona, known as partial retroactivity, violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments because it...