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Courts & Judicial Interpretation

In November 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon handed down an extraordinary decision in a case called Juliana v. United States.[1] Plaintiffs––a group of children––challenged the “policies, acts, and omissions” of the President of the United States and several federal

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Last month, State Attorney Aramis Ayala, who represents the Orlando area counties, announced that she would not be seeking the death penalty in the prosecution of Markeith Loyd. Loyd was charged with killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and fatally shooting an already wounded police officer. Days after

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In February, Florida enacted a new death penalty statute that resolved the constitutional issues the U.S. Supreme Court found in 2016. Even with this reinstatement, one state’s attorney, Aramis D. Ayala, said that her office would not seek what she views as an ineffective and costly form

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