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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Florida Death Penalty Law

This week the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5 to 4 decision that a Florida law setting strict criteria based on IQ test scores to determine a defendant’s eligibility for the death penalty is unconstitutional. Justices ruled the state’s law was too rigid.
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Early Voting Wars Are Reignited Following UF Decision

Last week, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration shut down an attempt to open an early voting site at the University of Florida. The decision has sparked outrage from voting rights group, which only recently convinced the Florida Legislature to increase early voting sites around the state, as well as Democrats and local election officials.