Florida's Death Penatly Challenged in State Supreme Court

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Florida’s new law of speeding up the state’s death penalty is being challenge in the State Supreme Court.

The heads of the state agencies that represent death row inmates after they are convicted are leading the lawsuit.

The Timely Justice Act creates tighter time-frame for appeals post-conviction motion and imposes reporting requirements on case progress.

The lawsuit claims the law violates convicts’ constitutional rights to due process.

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