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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Another Battle over Florida’s Spanish-language ballots


Central Florida’s Lake County is part of a lawsuit about providing Spanish-language ballots, along with 31 other counties. The case centers a part of the federal Voting Rights Act concerning Americans who were educated in schools where the predominant language was not English and seeks to ensure Puerto Rican voters are not denied the ability to vote in Florida. A U.S. District judge issued an injunction requiring those 32 counties to provide Spanish-language ballots and election materials in time for the March 2020 presidential primary. The plaintiffs’ attorneys say the new rules do not ensure Spanish-language mail-in ballots. With the current public health crisis, the need for vote-by-mail ballots will be vastly expanded in upcoming elections. But rather than work …
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Intersection

Intersection: The Battle Over Gun Rights


Orlando has joined other cities signing a lawsuit that is suing the state over the right to set local gun regulations. Dr. Robert Spitzer of the political science department at State University of New York College at Cortland joins Intersection to discuss the lawsuit and how it can affect other states.
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Valencia College – Transvaginal Ultrasound


Just last week, Valencia College in Orlando announced that it would permanently eliminate a practice that, while commonly practiced in medical training fields, makes most people cringe when they hear about it: Asking students to volunteer to give other students a chance to practice invasive medical diagnostic testing so everyone gets some real-life experience with the procedure. But when two female students attending school at Valencia sued because they claim they were told they’d face retribution if they didn’t volunteer to allow other students to practice transvaginal ultrasounds on them, the school quickly came under fire. The students say they were told that if they didn’t want to submit to having the internal ultrasounds performed on them as part of their course of …
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