As we have discussed earlier, the SCOTUS ruling in Hurst means that almost 400 Florida Death Row inmates may need new sentencing hearings … and that’s happening now.
Hurst Impact on Current Florida Death Row Inmates — Manatee Example
For details, read the coverage of the recent developments for three Florida Death Row inmates, all from Manatee County, in "Challenges to Florida’s death penalty impact three Manatee death row inmates," written by Jessica DeLeon and published in the Bradenton Herald on July 1, 2017.
SCOTUS Death Penalty Review
Now that summer is here for the Supreme Court of the United States, we can look back over their actions in the past session to get an idea of where they may rule in future death penalty cases. As Hurst demonstrates, SCOTUS has great power here — but will it ultimately use that power to outlaw capital punishment in this country?
For a good overview of what happened this year with SCOTUS and some predictions on where the High Court is headed, read the op-ed by Professor Stephen McAllister and published in SCOTUSBlog, "Death-penalty symposium: A court increasingly uncomfortable with the death penalty."
For more, read our past discussion in:
Court Rules on Post-Hurst Sentencing Hearings
How Many Florida Death Row Inmates Will Get Resentencing Hearings?
What Does the New Hurst Decision Mean for Florida Death Penalty?