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A new death penalty rule in Florida is a ‘game of chance’ that unconstitutionally “silences Black voices,” groups say

Groups argue that a change in Florida's death-penalty process unconstitutionally “silences Black voices.”
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., November 27, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Death penalty changes in effect Florida judges and lawyers are grappling with what to do in the wake of the latest change to the state’s ever-evolving death penalty system. The Legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis...

Pinellas County residents protest Florida’s sixth execution this year

More than 27 years after he sexually assaulted and murdered a woman he met at an Escambia County bar, Michael Zack III was put to death by lethal injection last night at Florida State Prison....
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Florida Supreme Court refuses to block execution; rejecting Fetal Alcohol claims

The Florida Supreme Court refused to block the execution of Michael Zack, rejecting arguments that he should be spared the death penalty.
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Courts grapple with Florida’s death penalty change

A new state law lowering the number of jurors required to recommend death sentences has spurred a rash of litigation.
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Ron DeSantis signs execution warrant for Michael Zack; it would be Florida’s sixth lethal injection this year

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a death warrant for an inmate convicted in the 1996 murder of a woman he met in an Escambia County bar.

Statewide vigils protest execution of Duane Owen

Vigils and demonstrations were held across the state on Thursday night to protest the execution of Duane Owen. Listen: A small group gathered on a street corner in Pinellas Park as a part of the...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, June 15th, 2023

LISTEN HERE: New Tampa police chief to be sworn in today The Tampa City Council is set to confirm Lee Bercaw as the City’s new police chief today. Bercaw, who joined the force in 1997,...

MidPoint: Putting People to Death in Florida Just Got Easier

Death penalty defense lawyers, Allison Miller and Craig Whisenhunt join MidPoint to discuss the new legislation that now makes Florida the state with the lowest legal threshold to put convicted people to death for murder,...
Aerial photo of downtown Tallahassee, Florida and the State Capitol

The 2023 Florida legislative session summarized: Here are 10 big issues that passed

In the 2023 Florida Legislative session, the Republican-controlled House & Senate passed bills that were priorities of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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The Supreme Court has declared it unconstitutional, but Florida lawmakers approve the death penalty in child rapes

The Florida Legislature passed a bill that would allow the death penalty for people who commit sexual battery on children under age 12.
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, April 13th, 2023

Florida execution Louis Bernard Gaskin became the 101st person executed in the state of Florida last night after being sentenced to death for the murder of a north Florida couple in 1989. “Floridians for Alternatives...

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