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• Craig Waters steps down as communications director for the Florida Supreme Court next month. During his 35-year career, Waters helped bring the court online and into the era of social media. Read More »
• Governor Ron DeSantis’ three appointees to the Florida Supreme Court are expected make the bench the most conservative it’s been in decades. Experts say the state’s judicial record could change course significantly. Read More »
• Herman Lindsey can tell you what it’s like to wait for a turn with death. He was put on Florida’s death row in 2007, after being convicted of the murder of a store clerk who was fatally shot during a Fort Lauderdale robbery in 1994. As he fought to prove his innocence, other men were taken into the white execution room and injected with a fatal cocktail of drugs. And then one day, Lindsey was free. After fighting his case all the way to the Florida Supreme Court, all seven justices agreed the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction, much less a death sentence. Lindsey says he felt ignored by lawmakers in his fight to abolish the death penalty … Read More »
• Governor Rick Scott signed a bill requiring unanimous jury recommendations in death penalty cases. The bill appears to end the limbo over Florida’s death penalty, after the US Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. Former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charlie Wells, Democratic State Senator Randolph Bracy, and defense attorney Steven Laurence join Intersection to discuss the implications of the bill. Read More »
• The proposed constitutional amendment to restore voting rights to formerly convicted felons across Florida reached a milestone on Monday by making it to the state Supreme Court. But the attorney who defended the proposal before the court says being granted a hearing is half the battle. Read More »