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Intersection: Salman Trial Analysis; Voter Rights Restoration; Alternative Spring Break

The trial of Noor Salman, the widow of the Pulse gunman, is over. But the verdict leaves some unanswered questions. 

Stetson law professor Charles Rose and Barry University assistant law professor Sam Kan join Intersection for a look back at the trial: what it revealed about the events of June 12th 2016, and the long term implications of the not guilty verdict for the FBI. 

A federal judge has ordered Florida to fix its system of restoring voting rights to felons who have served their sentence. There’s a deadline of April 26th to carry out the judge’s orders. Michelle Kanter Cohen, counsel with the Fair Elections Legal Network discusses the lawsuit behind the ruling and what it means for former felons trying to get their voting rights restored. 

And while some students are hitting the beach for spring break, a group of Cornell students are are rolling up their sleeves and spending a week working with kids in Parramore and Tangelo Park. We visit the Rosen preschool in Parramore where Cindy Dou and Christine Jasmin are taking part in alternative spring break. 


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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