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…47 persons have been put to death in Florida under an unconstitutional process

November 22, 2016

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  HHarry Lee Anstead, My View 2:46 p.m. EST November 22, 2016 In January 2016, in a case called Hurst v. Florida, the United States Supreme Court held that Florida’s death penalty scheme was unconstitutional and violated the Sixth Amendment, pursuant to its decision in Ring v. Arizona. The Court held that Florida’s statutory scheme […]

Justice Antonin Scalia Dies At 79

February 14, 2016

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Antonin Gregory Scalia (i/skəˈliːə/; March 11, 1936 – February 13, 2016)[1][2][3][4] was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1986 until his death in 2016. Appointed to the Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, Scalia was described as the intellectual anchor for the originalist and textualist position in the […]