Thursday, September 17, 2009

Justice Cantero Urges A Discussion About The Death Penalty

Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul G. Cantero, III, who joined White & Case's Miami office on October 1, 2008, co-authored an editorial titled "Florida death penalty statute needs reform."  [Presumably, the piece was written apart from his current employment as the article provided his personal email address and simply stated he returned to private practice in Miami.]  The article was co-authored by Mark R. Schlakman.

The article coincided with an event being held at Florida State -- "The Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights will host an ABA-sponsored forum on the Florida Death Penalty, noon-3 p.m. today at the FSU College of Law Rotunda. The event is free. To watch it live or delayed, go to:"

Likely a coincidence, but the current Justice's of the Florida Supreme Court unanimously vacated a death sentence today - see here.  It also comes the same week Ohio struggled for two hours and had to stop its efforts to execute a man [see here]  and when the world is writing about a Texas Commission's report that evidence used to execute a man was not reliable [see here].  Other cases and news on this blog referencing the death penalty can be found here


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