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Florida's New Death Penalty Law Unconstitutional Too

Seven months after Florida revamped its death penalty, the state's Supreme Court struck down the new law as unconstitutional because it does not require juries to be unanimous about handing down the sentences. With a pair of rulings Friday, the court further added to the uncertainty surrounding the death penalty in the state, home to the second-biggest death rows nationwide with nearly 400 inmates.
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