Gov. Scott Takes Case From Anti-Death Penalty ProsecutorFlorida Gov. Rick Scott has rebuked Orlando's top prosecutor and transferred from her authority a case involving the slaying of a police officer after she announced her opposition to the death penalty.
Prosecutor's Stance Roils Death Penalty DebateA newly elected Central Florida prosecutor stunned legislators by announcing she will not pursue death sentences for any capital cases.
Scott Quickly Signs Death Penalty Sentencing BillFlorida is again poised to begin executions and prosecute death penalty cases after Gov. Scott signed a law aimed at fixing flaws in system.
State Supreme Court Considers Restoration Of Criminals' Voting RightsThe restoration of voting privileges for convicted criminals is the focus of a proposed amendment being considered by the Florida Supreme Court.
Florida Prosecutors Can Seek Death Penalty Despite QuestionsProsecutors can seek the death penalty in ongoing cases despite constitutional issues with the Florida's death penalty law, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Broward Judge Reprimanded By State Supreme CourtA Broward County circuit judge has been publicly reprimanded by the state's Supreme Court for conduct that Chief Justice Jorge Labarga said "damaged the public trust and confidence."
Justices Turn Down Appeal In Internet Cafe CaseThe Florida Supreme Court rejected a request from Attorney General Pam Bondi's office to take up a case involving a Jacksonville attorney.
Florida Justices Turn Down Voucher ChallengeThe state's highest court has declined to take up a constitutional challenge to the state's voucher program.
Florida Changes Lethal Injection DrugsState corrections officials have adopted a new lethal-injection procedure.
'Bizarre' Court Action Adds To Death Penalty ConfusionThe Florida Supreme Court rescinded an order Wednesday that would have barred prosecutors from seeking the death penalty in capital cases.
Supreme Court Orders New Sentencing In Juvenile Rape CaseA divided Florida Supreme Court has ordered the resentencing for a man who at age 15 raped a pregnant woman at knifepoint.
State Taking Death Penalty Issue To U.S. Supreme CourtThe state plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit a case in which justices struck down as unconstitutional Florida's death-penalty.