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Florida: The Death State?

March 09, 2023 Robert Scavone Jr. Episode 53
Florida: The Death State?
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Summarily - A Podcast for Busy Lawyers
Florida: The Death State?
Mar 09, 2023 Episode 53
Robert Scavone Jr.

At the urging of Governor Ron DeSantis, the Legislature is considering proposed legislation that will lead to more death sentences in Florida. Robert Dunham, the former Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center, joined Robert to discuss the bills and what they mean for the death penalty in Florida.

Robert Dunham is a nationally recognized expert on the death penalty with more than 25 years of capital litigation experience.  
 
Bills related to nonunanimous death recommendations: 

  • You can read the latest version (3/8/23) of house bill 555 here and follow the changes here.
  • You can read the latest version (3/8/23) of senate bill 450 here and follow the changes here.  

Bills related to imposing the death penalty for child sexual battery:

  • You can read the latest version (3/1/23) of house bill 1297 here and follow changes to the bill here.
  • You can read the latest version (3/1/23) of senate bill 1342 here and follow changes to the bill here

Kennedy v. Louisiana, 554 U.S. 407 (2008) (hold the Eighth Amendment bars Louisiana from imposing the death penalty for the rape of a child where the crime did not result, and was not intended to result, in the victim’s death).

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Show Notes

At the urging of Governor Ron DeSantis, the Legislature is considering proposed legislation that will lead to more death sentences in Florida. Robert Dunham, the former Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center, joined Robert to discuss the bills and what they mean for the death penalty in Florida.

Robert Dunham is a nationally recognized expert on the death penalty with more than 25 years of capital litigation experience.  
 
Bills related to nonunanimous death recommendations: 

  • You can read the latest version (3/8/23) of house bill 555 here and follow the changes here.
  • You can read the latest version (3/8/23) of senate bill 450 here and follow the changes here.  

Bills related to imposing the death penalty for child sexual battery:

  • You can read the latest version (3/1/23) of house bill 1297 here and follow changes to the bill here.
  • You can read the latest version (3/1/23) of senate bill 1342 here and follow changes to the bill here

Kennedy v. Louisiana, 554 U.S. 407 (2008) (hold the Eighth Amendment bars Louisiana from imposing the death penalty for the rape of a child where the crime did not result, and was not intended to result, in the victim’s death).

Listen.  Enjoy.  Subscribe.  Share.

Please send your questions and comments to summarilypod@gmail.com