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Newly conservative Florida Supreme Court may undo death-penalty ruling

From News Service of Florida:

More than 100 inmates condemned to death could face a major upheaval, as a revamped Florida Supreme Court ponders whether to undo a 2016 ruling that allowed nearly half of the state’s Death Row prisoners to have their death sentences revisited. With a conservative bloc of justices led by Chief Justice Charles Canady now in the majority, the court has begun the process of reconsidering whether changes to Florida’s death penalty-sentencing system should continue being applied retroactively to cases dating to 2002.

“In the Executioner’s Shadow” Screening

A film about justice, injustice and the death penalty.
Monday, March 18, 2019 at 7pm •  All Saints Cinema • 918 1/2 Railroad Avenue

A gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Abolish the Death Penalty

Columnist George F. Will in the Washington Post:

"Without being aware of it, Vernon Madison might become a footnote in constitutional law because he is barely aware of anything. For more than 30 years, Alabama, with a tenacity that deserves a better cause, has been trying to execute him for the crime he certainly committed, the 1985 murder of a police officer. Twice the state convicted him unconstitutionally..."