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Intersection: Ayala Vs. Scott

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

Orange and Osceola County state attorney Aramis Ayala is suing Governor Rick Scott to get her murder cases back. In court documents filed this week, Ayala argued the governor said in the past that he “had no power to forcibly intrude on state attorneys”. So why is Governor Scott intruding on her cases?

Lawyers, human rights organizations, lawmakers and retired judges have filed briefs in support of both the state prosecutor and the governor in this case.

Joining us from Miami is Melba Pearson, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. The ACLU filed an amicus brief in support of Ayala. 

We’re also joined by Dan Gerber, an attorney with Rumberger Kirk and Caldwell in Orlando. They’ve filed an amicus brief in support of Governor Rick Scott, on behalf of the families of victims in the Markeith Loyd case.

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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 »