Appeals Court Reinstates Florida’s 2021 Election Law
- May 06, 2022
- The Epoch Times
A federal appeals court on May 6 reversed a lower court decision, enabling Florida to enforce an election law. Senate Bill 90, signed into law by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in May 2021, prohibited private funding for state or local election officials and tightened restrictions on drop boxes, among other provisions. Various groups challenged the law, including the League of Women Voters, claiming it was unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker, an Obama appointee, ruled in March that the law did violate the Constitution, in part because he said it discriminated against minorities. Walker barred enforcement of the law and ordered state officials to clear future election laws with him. ...