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Florida Supreme Court rules unanimous juries needed to impose death sentences, overturning state law

 Florida Supreme Court building, Tallahassee The Florida Supreme Court ruled Friday that juries must unanimously recommend death sentences before a judge can impose them, a decision which declares unconstitutional current state law and complicates the fate of nearly 400 death-row inmates. In their 5-2 ruling, justices vacated the death sentence of Timothy Lee Hurst, who […]
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Catholic bishops have “concerns” about medical marijuana ballot proposal

 Bishops have concerns about medical marijuana initiative With polls showing Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure likely to win voter approval in November, the state’s Catholic bishops are tapping the brakes. The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday didn’t say they were opposing the initiative, on the ballot as Amendment 2. But they have “concerns.” […]
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Rubio, Murphy step up air attacks in U.S. Senate race

 Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (left), Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter. Democrat Patrick Murphy and Republican Marco Rubio stepped up their air attack Tuesday in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, with Rubio putting up two new spots and Murphy using Spanish-language television for the first time. The Jupiter congressman’s ad dubbed “Negligente” echoes themes in another […]
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In USA Today editorial, Scott blames “complete dysfunction” in D.C. for stalled funding of Zika fight

 Gov. Rick #Scott blames Washington for failing to finance fight against Zika virus Gov. Rick Scott wrote a guest editorial for Thursday’s USA Today, blaming the “complete dysfunction in Washington” for blocking critical funding to fight the Zika virus. &8220;When you travel around and talk to voters all across the country today, they will tell […]
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