Florida Court Requires Unanimous Juries In Death Penalty Cases The Florida Supreme Court ruled Friday that jury recommendations to impose the death penalty must be unanimous, finding that a new law allowing non-unanimous recommendations is unconstitutional.
Court Clears Way For Prosecutors In Death Penalty CasesA state appeals court Wednesday rejected lower-court rulings that blocked prosecutors from seeking death sentences in four murder cases.
Justices Try To Sort Out Death Penalty LawThe Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a case focused on whether the state's new death penalty law is constitutional.
Defense Lawyers Question Death Penalty Jury InstructionsDefense lawyers are attacking a new law aimed at fixing Florida's death penalty sentencing structure.
Florida Judge: New Death Penalty Law UnconstitutionalA Miami-Dade circuit judge ruled Florida's new death penalty law unconstitutional.
Scott Signs Death Penalty Fix Into LawGov. Rick Scott on Monday signed into law a measure designed to fix the state's death-penalty sentencing process after it was found unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, but the new law will almost certainly be challenged.
Florida Overhauls Death Penalty In Effort To Continue ExecutionsIn a bid to resume executions after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the state's current sentencing law was unconstitutional, Florida is overhauling the state's death penalty.
Death Penalty 'Compromise' Headed To Senate FloorFlorida lawmakers are poised to resolve a fundamental flaw with the state's death-penalty sentencing system, as a Senate measure heads to the floor for a vote as early as next week.
Death Penalty Changes Easily Clear HouseThe Florida House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a compromise measure designed to cure the state's death-penalty sentencing system, struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court last month as unconstitutional.
House, Senate Remain At Odds On Death Penalty FixThe daughter of one murder victim and the mother of another pleaded with lawmakers Wednesday not to require unanimous jury recommendations before death sentences can be imposed, pointing to their family members' cases as proof that unanimity is a bad idea.
Convicted Killer Of 3 Women Scheduled For Florida ExecutionAn execution is scheduled Thursday night for a man found guilty of murdering three women nearly 30 years ago near Tampa.
Supreme Court Reviews How Florida Decides Death PenaltyA north Florida death penalty case has found its way to the U.S. Supreme Court where some justices have questioned whether the state gives judges too much power to decide capital sentences.