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ACLU Responds to Florida Supreme Court Ruling State’s Death Sentencing Statute Unconstitutional


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ACLU Responds to Florida Supreme Court Ruling State’s Death Sentencing Statute Unconstitutional

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TALLAHASSEE, FL. - The Florida Supreme Court today ruled that the state’s system of issuing death sentences is unconstitutional. The Florida Legislature passed a law earlier this year requiring a jury vote of at least 10-2 for a person to be sentenced to death, revising a previous statute that required only a bare majority of jurors to agree. The Court today ruled that the statute was unconstitutional, and that a death sentence in Florida must result from a unanimous jury decision.

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