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Florida Legislature

Florida editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: June 30 Miami Herald on executions and the courts: Gay marriage and Obamacare were not the only controversial issues resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court. Also decided was how humanely some states — including Florida — kill Death Row inmates. Widely publicized botched executions by lethal injection prompted three Oklahoma inmates to file a lawsuit. In Glossip v. Gross, the justices were asked to decide if the lack of effectiveness of midazolam, the first of a fatal three-drug cocktail given to render prisoners unconscious, made the executions "cruel and unusual punishment," as the inmates charged. In February, Florida, where...