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Retiring Justice gives final voice of reason on Florida’s death penalty

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There are some things that only lawyers can explain. This is one of them. But I defy them to make sense of it. Just in time for Christmas, the Florida Supreme Court in two cases last week gave new leases on life to 213 convicted killers but turned down about 173 more. The only difference between the two groups is the turn of one page on the calendar. Those whose sentences — or new sentences after appeal — became “final”…

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