In Florida, things remain in limbo regarding the current (and revised) Florida death penalty statute because the Florida Supreme Court ended its 2016 term without deciding on the pending death penalty challenge.
Florida Death Penalty Statute: Is It Unconstitutional?
Which means that for now, and for months to come, Florida prosecutors as well as Florida capital defense lawyers will have to deal with pending and past cases as best they can, since things are unclear.
No one knows how the Florida Supreme Court will rule — and until it does, there is a lower court ruling in place that has legally found the current capital punishment scheme in the Florida death penalty statute to be unconstitutional.
Twist here: three of the justices on the Florida Supreme Court may or may not remain, it will depend upon the November 2016 elections.
For more, read the Miami Herald article, "Florida’s death penalty, gambling laws frozen for summer."