Florida measure would speed up executions: Bill heads to Florida's governor Rick Scott
Bill heads to Florida's governor Rick Scott
Last Updated: 223 days ago
Florida's Gov. Rick Scott will decide whether to sign a bill that will speed up executions in that state.
The "Timely Justice Act" is a package of capital punishment reforms designed to prevent condemned killers from spending decades on Florida's death row.
It sets deadlines to file appeals and competency standards for death penalty lawyers. Opponents fear it could mean that innocent people may be executed.
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