July 22, 2017

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  • ORLANDO SENATOR FILES BILL TO BRING BACK DEATH PENALTY

    Gray Rohrer:  Contact Reporter Tallahassee Bureau January 6, 2017 In 2016, only five states in America continued to execute people. Florida was one of them. And now the United States Supreme Court said that was wrong. TALLAHASSEE — Hoping to reinstate the death penalty in Florida, a Democratic state senator from Orlando filed a bill…

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  • FLORIDA DEATH SENTENCING CASE UNCONSTITUTIONAL

    By Michael Martinez, CNN Updated 5:05 PM ET, Tue January 12, 2016 (CNN)The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the process used to condemn a Florida death row inmate was unconstitutional because a judge rather than a jury was the final arbiter of fact in sentencing, opening the door to further challenges in death…

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