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
CR-CL's Executive Editors for Online Content Noah Kaplan and Matt Giffin discuss the two big criminal law developments in the last week. First, Matt breaks down the Florida Stand Your Ground self-defense law at the heart of the tragic case of Trayvon Martin.
Last month, Governor Rick Scott of Florida signed a bill requiring Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients to undergo drug testing. If a recipient tests positive for drugs, she or he becomes ineligible for benefits. Critics' Fourth Amendment arguments against the legislation may ultimately lead