Scott Urged to Review Florida Death Procedures

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - The executive director of a soon-to-be
disbanded oversight panel for Florida's death penalty has told Gov.
Rick Scott its work needs to somehow continue.

Roger Maas made that appeal in a letter to Scott Thursday, a day
after a federal judge declared Florida's death procedure
unconstitutional. A spokesman for Scott had no immediate comment.

Scott has signed a bill (HB 5011) that will abolish the
Commission on Capital Cases on July 1.

In his letter, Maas offered to help if the governor should
launch a review of the death penalty process by executive order or

U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez ruled in Miami on Wednesday
that Florida's procedure is unconstitutional. That's because jurors
are not required to say what aggravating factor or factors led them
to recommend death.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Happy Location: Tallahassee on Jun 24, 2011 at 05:17 AM
    I always leave my house with an extra bounce in my step after reading the comments in the morning. The way Gov. Scott gets under the skin of the lefties and trough feeders is hilarious.
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      by Jethro T. Town on Jun 24, 2011 at 06:06 AM in reply to Happy
      Shut your pie hole, hater!
  • by Floridian on Jun 23, 2011 at 07:42 PM
    Rick can't review this his top adviser left! he is a buisiness man not a Govenor!!
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      by Jane on Jun 24, 2011 at 05:22 AM in reply to Floridian
      You insult businessmen by lumping them in with him.
  • by Unemploying Masses, does not make greatness on Jun 23, 2011 at 07:11 PM
    He and bama are the two men who will go down in history as unemploying more Americans than anyone else. The only thing they have created is a bunch of out of work, couch potatoes.
  • by Randy Swing on Jun 23, 2011 at 06:50 PM
    Kill em all and let god sort them out. Scott has no business here.
  • by Tanya and Becky Hollady Location: Tallahassee Florida on Jun 23, 2011 at 03:37 PM
    You asked us how Governor Scott can improve???. My answer "LEAVE office YESTERDAY and he should get on his knees asking God to forgive his heartless acts!!!"
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 at 06:07 PM in reply to Tanya and Becky Hollady
      He is doing a great job. This is about the death penalty, not Governor bashing.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 at 06:16 PM in reply to Tanya and Becky Hollady
      WHAT!!! let me guess You're a former lazy state worker?
      • reply
        by state worker on Jun 24, 2011 at 05:40 AM in reply to
        No he/she can't be stae workers hate him!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 at 03:00 PM
    He needs to sign about 300 death warrants and bankrupt the ACLU. Most of our death row guys are more likely to die of old age than by the death penalty.
    • reply
      by Brutal Capital City, Fl. on Jun 24, 2011 at 06:10 AM in reply to
      Yes! Get all of their $$$! Lay low 300? not likely. He may sign it, but he may only get two or three, before he is out-of-office.
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