Tag Archives: criminal justice

2016 Roundup: Kind of Weird, Huh?

In 2016, Donald Trump was elected to the White House. The Cubs won the World Series. And Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. In other words, it was the kind of year that seemed designed to make Florida news look normal.

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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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