Aramis Donell Ayala, etc. vs. Rick Scott, Goverorn

ARAMIS DONELL AYALA, ETC.  vs.  RICK SCOTT, GOVERNOR The Ayala case is scheduled for oral argument at 9 am on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.  You can watch the argument on line on the Florida Supreme Court website: http://wfsu.org/gavel2gavel/ *    *   * Meehan: It’s time to end Florida’s death penalty Tallahassee Democrat April 9, 2017 Sometimes …

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Faith Community Responses to the Death Penalty

FAITH COMMUNITY RESPONSES TO THE DEATH PENALTY Inspired by a suggestion and some ground work laid by Rev. Emory Hingst, several TCADP members put the finishing touches on a booklet of  statements on the death penalty from approximately twenty different faiths.  Nancy Smith Fichter and Robert Fichter worked to get as many statements as possible …

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The Death Penalty: Evolving Issues in Florida

The Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights & the American Bar Association present:The Death Penalty: Evolving Issues in Florida A two-hour forum that will include perspective and commentary from FSU President Emeritus, former Dean of the College of Law and former American Bar Association President Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte; former Florida Supreme …

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Florida’s Catholic bishops repeated their plea for Gov. Rick Scott ….

Travis Pillow writes in the Florida Independent that Florida’s Catholic bishops repeated their plea for Gov. Rick Scott to call off the execution of Manuel Valle, the subject of Scott’s first death warrant. Valle was convicted of the 1978 killing of a Coral Gables police officer, and first sentenced in 1981. He then waged a decades-long series …

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Commission on Capital Cases gets put to sleep ….

  By Raoul G. Cantero & Mark R. Schlakman | Special to the Sentinel 12:00 a.m. EDT, May 27, 2011 A commission established by the Florida Legislature almost 15 years ago to monitor the administration of justice in death penalty post-conviction proceedings has itself been sentenced to death. The unintended consequences may be significant. The …

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State must act to fix flaws in the death penalty

ABA Forum in Tallahassee with the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights. My View essay in October 30th, 2010 edition Tallahassee, Democrat Raoul G. Cantero III and Mark R. Schlakman Four years ago, the American Bar Association released a comprehen­sive Florida Death Penalty Assessment Team report that raised serious concerns about …

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Forum to focus on Florida Death Penalty

FORUM Weds. Sept. 16 TO FOCUS ON FLORIDA DEATH PENALTY Three years after the American Bar Association completed one of the most comprehensive studies to date on the fairness and accuracy of the death penalty in Florida, some of the state’s best legal minds will gather at The Florida State University to examine the ABA’s …

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Public Defenders Recommend Moratorium on Death Penalty

The Florida Bar News February 1, 2009 By Kim MacQueen Associate Editor Florida’s public defenders have offered a controversial new idea for saving money during tight fiscal times: a moratorium on the death penalty. “This Legislature would be remiss not to look at the most costly, least cost-efficient service we provide: the death penalty,” 10th …

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Justice system fails on many fronts

By Gerald Kogan, Special to the Times Published Monday, June 30, 2008 In April, the U.S. Supreme Court found that the method of lethal injection utilized by Florida, among other states, does not violate the Constitution’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. That should not be the end of the conversation. Reasonable men and women …

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