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In major capital punishment case, court rules Florida's death penalty law unconstitutional

In one of the biggest death penalty decisions in years, Florida's Supreme Court ruled on Friday that only a unanimous jury may sentence a defendant to the death penalty. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the court's decisions mean that the state "effectively has no death penalty." This is a huge deal, given that Florida ranks fourth in total number of executions over the last 40 years.
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