HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Anti-death-penalty prosec...

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:37 PM

Anti-death-penalty prosecutor challenges Florida governor

Source: Associated Press

Anti-death-penalty prosecutor challenges Florida governor
Mike Schneider, Associated Press Updated 5:31 pm, Monday, March 20, 2017


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A Florida state attorney says the governor overstepped his bounds when he removed her from a case after she pledged to not pursue the death penalty in any cases.

State Attorney Aramis Ayala filed a motion in court Monday asking a judge to allow her to present that argument in court.

"Every day State Attorneys here in Florida make important decisions on who to charge, what to charge and what to prioritize," Ayala wrote in the motion. "Giving the governor the tremendous and unfettered discretion to interfere in that decision making would be unprecedented and could undermine the entire justice system in Florida."

Gov. Rick Scott removed Ayala from Markeith Loyd's case and reassigned it to a prosecutor in a neighboring district after Ayala made her announcement against the death penalty last Thursday. Loyd is charged with first-degree murder in the killings of Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton and his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Anti-death-penalty-prosecutor-challenges-Florida-11014569.php

6 replies, 2607 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply Anti-death-penalty prosecutor challenges Florida governor (Original post)
Judi Lynn Mar 2017 OP
msanthrope Mar 2017 #1
question everything Mar 2017 #5
Archae Mar 2017 #2
yeoman6987 Mar 2017 #3
question everything Mar 2017 #4
GulfCoast66 Mar 2017 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:47 PM

1. Seems local... not breaking. nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to msanthrope (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 05:21 PM

5. We often have so-called local news with national implications

why the tight...?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:14 PM

2. There was an episode of "Law And Order" almost exaclty like this.

Governor wants to score political points over killing a murderer.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Archae (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:38 AM

3. It's all over local news. Both sides are pissed for different reasons

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 05:19 PM

4. Wonder how it ended, if at all.

I don't know why some politicians, and many deplorables, are so blood thirsty

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:19 PM

6. The attorney governor Skeletor picked to replace her is from my district

Republicans love local control until the locals do things they do not like. Several cities in Florida voted to raise their minimum raise so the republican legislature voted to remove that power from them.

But Scott may have overstepped here. Ayala was elected and she should be allowed to decide the cases in her districts.

And I love the anti death penalty move here in Florida. Hope the courts rule in her favor.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread