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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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Medical marijuana opponents look to snuff out support for November ballot measure

 Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell and Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, speak against Amendment 2 With polls showing Floridians on course to approve a medical marijuana ballot measure in November, opposition stepped up their arguments Friday against the proposal. Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell and state Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, cited what […]
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Senator vying for top university job led “devious conspiracy” against Florida Constitution, league says

 Sen. Don Gaetz The latest Florida state senator making a play for a university presidency is drawing more opposition — this time from the state’s League of Women Voters. The league, headed by Palm Beach Gardens&8217; Pamela Goodman, sent a letter to the University of West #Florida Board of Trustees opposing Sen. Don Gaetz&8217;s candidacy […]
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