Occupy Jacksonville protesters recently voted to officially occupy downtown Hemming Plaza, an area just outside of City Hall, to further illustrate their demands. The move to occupy comes despite a mini-showdown with City Councilman Don Redman, who sparred with the group over where they are legally allowed to sleep.
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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has added another item to their list of grievances with the Obama administration. The group recently lost millions of federal dollars for their relief program for victims of human trafficking because they refused to refer victims for contraceptives or abortion. Three other groups were awarded the grants instead.
A board game that was banned in the 1980s will be re-released as “Obozo’s America: Why Bother Working for a Living?” The game features insulting stereotypes about welfare recipients as well as a depiction of a “Marxist Clown… juggling Hope and Change balls.”
A federal judge stopped a law set to take effect today that would have forced abortion providers to show women an ultrasound and describe it to them before providing an abortion.
A United States court in Orlando has granted Luis Lebron and the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida an injunction against the new state law requiring welfare applicants to be drug tested, temporarily blocking it in the state.
Last week, Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, introduced the “Easy Voting Act,” which would require states to allow early voting up to the day of the election, ban identification requirements and allow for same-day voter registration or address changes.
A Miami judge today threw out a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the state’s plans to implement its controversial elections overhaul in 62 counties while a handful of other counties await preclearance from the federal government.
A judge in Greensboro will today hear a lawsuit filed against North Carolina’s ultrasound law. The law requires women to hear a description of ultrasound images in detail four hours before having an abortion, even if the woman does not want to see the images.
In an effort to push forward the Legislature’s controversial elections overhaul, the state of Florida has filed a complaint challenging sections of the Voting Rights Act.