Supreme Court to Take on Florida’s Death Penalty System
According to the U.S. News and World Report, the Supreme Court is examining whether Florida’s sentencing scheme for capital cases is constitutional. The high court will look at the role of judges and juries in sentencing for capital punishment cases in Florida. The case, Hurst v. Florida, involves the sentencing of a man found guilty of murdering his coworker in a Popeye’s fried chicken restaurant in 1998. The Supreme Court’s rule will undoubtedly affect other capital punishment cases in Florida, which has the second-largest death row in the country.