Issue Commentary

12/01/99 – Cap⁠i⁠⁠t⁠al Pun⁠i⁠shmen⁠t⁠: T⁠i⁠me ⁠i⁠s Money

By: The James Madison Institute / 1999

Though it seems likely a special session of the Florida Legislature will be held to decide which method of capital punishment ought to be used in our state, we do not need a special session if that is its only purpose. More legislative debate on this topic would be a waste of time because the question of Florida’s use of the electric chair is already before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court’s ruling will be made sometime before adjournment next June. If it’s decided that electrocution is unconstitutional, Florida has a mechanism in palce to switch to lethal injection.