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Intersection: Ayala V Scott Heads To Florida Supreme Court

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Aramis Ayala filed a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott after he reassigned cases from her office.

The tug-of-war over the death penalty will land in the Florida Supreme Court tomorrow. When the Orange and Osceola County State Attorney Araymis Ayala announced she would not seek the death penalty, Gov. Rick Scott took her death penalty cases away. Now she wants them back.

Ayala’s office is also facing a budget cut of more than $1 million. 

“We thought that if she’s not going to do part of her job, basically, that we would withhold some of that money pending on what the governor does and so forth,” Rep. Scott Plakon (R), who sits on the House Judicial Appropriations Subcommittee, told 90.7 in March.

Joining Intersection to talk about what’s at stake, and the political fallout, are 90.7’s Renata Sago, and Trimmel Gomes who hosts the Rotunda Podcast from Tallahassee.

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »