Florida’s Supreme Court Strikes The State’s Death Penalty Clause Down As Unconstitutional

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On Friday, the Florida Supreme Court deemed the state’s new death penalty sentencing statute unconstitutional, as reported by BuzzFeed News. Under the law, which was passed earlier this year, a jury could recommend the death penalty if it was favored in a 10-2 vote. The death penalty can now only be recommended if it is decided on unanimously by a jury or by a judge.

The recent decree also overturns the death sentences of Timothy Lee Hurst and Larry Darnell Perry, as their...

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