Criminal Law:

 

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Capital Punishment System Allowing Judge Rather Than Jury to Impose Death

The Court held that, by allowing a judge to make findings that result in the death penalty, Florida’s system violated the 6th Amendment.

Citations: American Bar Association (ABA)Florida Bar (Journal)

 

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Criminal Law Florida: Death Penalty Changes
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Criminal Law Florida: Death Penalty Changes
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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Capital Punishment System Allowing Judge Rather Than Jury to Impose Death The Court held that, by allowing a judge to make findings that result in the death penalty, Florida's system violated the 6th Amendment.
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