How convenient. Update to this story.

Via Miami Herald:

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Florida’s lifetime ban on restoring voting rights for felons violates the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker said Florida’s vote restoration process unfairly relies on the personal support of Gov. Rick Scott for citizens to regain “this fundamental right.”

Walker ruled in a case brought by the Fair Elections Legal Network, a Washington, D.C., group that challenged the constitutionality of the Florida system.

Walker’s decision came nine days after the state approved a ballot measure that, if passed in November, would restore the voting rights of about 1.2 million felons.

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