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Supreme Court Strikes Down Florida Death Sentence Process

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Florida's process for sentencing people to death violates the constitutional rights of criminal defendants because it gives too much power to judges - and not enough to juries - to decide capital sentences.   The 8-1 ruling said that the state's sentencing procedure is flawed because juries play only an advisory role in recommending death while the judge can reach a different decision.   The court's ruling means inmate Timothy...

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