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    Florida death sentences ruled unconstitutional; ruling applies in case of Vero Beach

    http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/jun/...onstitutional/

    MIAMI A federal judge has declared that Florida's method of imposing the death penalty is unconstitutional because jurors are not required to make specific findings on the aggravating factors that increase a sentence from life in prison to death.

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    Although I'd like to see the d.p. abolished everywhere, this just sounds like a matter of cleaning up a badly written capital-punishment law.



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