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Thu Aug 31, 2017, 12:09 PM

Supreme Court rules against State Attorney Ayala on death penalty cases

Source: The Orlando Sentinel

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Gov. Rick Scott has the authority to take death penalty cases away from Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala, who has said she won’t seek capital punishment for anyone.

“Far from being unreasoned or arbitrary ... the reassignments are predicated upon ‘good and sufficient reason,’ namely Ayala’s blanket refusal to pursue the death penalty in any case despite Florida law establishing the death penalty as an appropriate sentence under certain circumstances,” Justice C. Alan Lawson wrote.

The court was split 5-2, with Justices Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince dissenting.

“The Governor’s decision in this case fundamentally undermines the constitutional role of duly elected State Attorneys,” Quince wrote.

Read more: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ayala-scott-death-penalty-supreme-court-20170831-story.html

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 12:15 PM

1. The important thing is that the state gets to keep killing people. Bravo!

Because we all know that capital punishment is inflicted evenly across all races, ethnicities, genders and income levels.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 12:21 PM

2. The more people we kill the better off Florida will be.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 12:28 PM

3. A pharmacist or CEO is legally supported for religious views

against dispensing birth control, but a judge is denied her discretion in her courtroom. Just great.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 12:32 PM

4. I loathe the ruling, but ...

I think it is the correct one.

I also think that the State should never have the authority to execute people but that's a different issue.

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