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Scott Signs Death Penalty Fix Into Law

The Supreme Court of the United States. Photo: Jeff Kubina/Flickr

On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a measure designed to fix the state's death-penalty after it was found unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in January. The Court found the old system of giving judges, not juries, the power to impose death sentences was an unconstitutional violation of defendants' right to trial by jury.

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Medical Marijuana Bill Heading to Florida Governor

Florida’s contentious medical marijuana legislation is headed to Gov. Rick Scott. The Florida Senate approved a House version of a bill (HB 307) that expands the use of the Right to Try Act, allowing medical marijuana use for patients with terminal conditions. A similar measure, which allows all strengths and …

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Airport Gun Bill Launched In Florida Senate

The Florida state legislature is considering a measure that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to continue carrying sidearms in the areas of airports that are before passengers go through the security-screening process. It is unknown how far the measure will fly this legislative session, as it has two additional committee appearances scheduled in the Senate, and the House version has not been heard in committees.

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