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Timely Justice Act

Florida Attorney General Delays Execution For Campaign Fundraiser

Posted 09.09.2013 | Miami

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was a staunch supporter of Gov. Rick Scott's Timely Justice Act, a controversial law that speeds up executions in t...

Talking About Justice

Howard Simon | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Howard Simon

"Justice" was thrown around in debates over the "Timely Justice Act." Sponsors of the legislation want to speed the pace of executions -- though it is no secret that Florida's death penalty system is broken. We make more mistakes than any other state.

Will He Or Won't He?

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 07.27.2013 | Miami

Gov. Rick Scott doesn't appear to be in any hurry to speed up the state's death penalty appeals process. The Timely Justice Act passed both houses of...

Florida's Timely Justice Act Is Neither Timely Nor Justice

David A. Love | Posted 07.17.2013 | Crime
David A. Love

The bill -- passed by the Florida legislature and now awaiting the signature of Governor Rick Scott -- would expedite the death penalty process in the Sunshine state.

Protect the Innocent: Florida's Governor Must Veto the 'Timely Justice Act'

Juan Melendez | Posted 07.16.2013 | Miami
Juan Melendez

My trial took less than a week. I was sentenced to death. I spent nearly 18 years on death row, a traumatic and heartbreaking time for me and my family. I never stopped fighting for my freedom.

'Would You Kill Me?'

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 06.30.2013 | Miami

If he could talk to Gov. Rick Scott, Seth Penalver would have one simple question. "Would you kill me?" Penalver, 40, was acquitted late last year o...

Controversial Death Row Measure Heads To Scott

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 29 (Reuters) - The Florida Senate sent Governor Rick Scott a package of capital-punishment ...