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Prosecutor Sues Florida Governor For Pulling Her From 23 Murder Cases

Aramis Ayala, the state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties, says Gov. Rick Scott acted unconstitutionally when he removed her from 23 cases for refusing to pursue the death penalty.
Aramis Ayala, state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties, is suing Florida Gov. Rick Scott for removing her from 23 pending homicide cases. She alleges this move is unconstitutional, having "deprived voters in the Ninth Judicial Circuit of their chosen State Attorney." Source: Orlando Sentinel

The state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties has sued Gov. Rick Scott, alleging that he acted unconstitutionally when he removed her from 23 homicide cases. Scott had reassigned Aramis Ayala's cases to another state attorney by executive order because Ayala had declared her refusal to pursue the death penalty.

"The Governor did not take this drastic step because of any

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