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Dean Cannon and his 'comprehensive court reform'



House Speaker Dean Cannon thinks the Florida court system overstepped its authority last year when it removed three constitutional amendment questions from the statewide ballot. So, in 2011, he's talking about "comprehensive court reform." One place he's targeting, at least based on his public comments, is how courts handle death penalty cases. He suggested the process can be handled more efficiently, offering this as evidence: "The number of inmates since 2000 on death row dying of natural causes has now surpassed the number of inmates executed." Is he right? PolitiFact Florida weighs in here.


[Last modified: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:31pm]


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