Florida Death Penalty Statute Unconstitutional: 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Reviews Lower Court Ruling

An amicus brief was filed this week in the Evans v. McNeil by amici curiae NACDL, FACDL, and Florida Capital Resource Center. before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

 To read the brief in its entirety, please go here.

This is the latest fight in the battle over whether or not the Florida Death Penalty Statute is unconstitutional. 

The case, Evans v. McNeil, involves a petition for writ of habeas corpus, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division, where that court found the Florida Death Penalty Statute violated Ring v. Arizona, 536 U.S. 584 (2002), and was therefore unconstitutional.

Read the lower court's ruling here.


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