The fate of nearly 400 death row inmates in Florida hangs in the balance after Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law on Monday that changes the way the state will carry out death penalty cases.
The move came in response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down Florida’s death penalty law on the basis that it’s unconstitutional for judges alone, and without the input of juries, to impose the sentence. Juries only had an advisory role in recommending a death sentence. The ruling stopped the state from carrying out executions…
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