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Lawmakers push to re-sentence a majority of Florida's death row inmates
By wjhg.com- Mike Vasilinda
Published: 02/13/2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) - Florida lawmakers usually criticize judges for being too lenient, but when it comes to hundreds of death cases, a legislative committee believes the state's Supreme Court justices are being too harsh.

Just over a year ago, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that about half of the people on death row were entitled to be re-sentenced, but the other half, sentenced before 2002, were stuck with the sentence they got.

"These legal distinctions are, while accepted and appropriate, are from a fundamental fairness perspective spurious," said Human Rights Attorney Mark Schlakman.

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