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Alternative Sanctions Program in Pinellas County, FL

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Dec. 28 2016

Chief Judge Anthony Rondolino signed Administrative Order Number 2016-058 PA/PI-CIR on September 9, 2016. The administrative order expanded the Alternative Sanctions Program (ASP) to Pasco County by updating previous administrative orders. Administrative Order 2014-079 PI-CIR established an ASP through collaboration between the Sixth Judicial Circuit (the Court) and the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) and…
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Will Supreme Court Ruling on Racial Bias Have Effect on Jury Selection?-Update

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jun. 01 2016

Last year, we wrote about the United States Supreme Court agreeing to hear an appeal from Timothy Tyrone Foster, a 48-year-old death row inmate in Georgia who was convicted in May 1987 when he was 18 years of age of killing a 79-year-old retired schoolteacher. The jury that sentenced Foster to death was entirely white….
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Supreme Court to Review Role of Race in Jury Selection for Death Penalty Case

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jun. 02 2015

Alfred Lewis Fennie was arrested in September 1991 the day after a Tampa woman had been kidnapped, raped, and shot in the back of the head. She was white, he was black, and the trial was held in the community of Brooksville, where only two years prior a 19-year-old white man had died in a…
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