Florida House Weighs In On Ayala Lawsuit

Apr 17, 2017

The Florida Supreme Court is allowing the House to support Gov. Rick Scott in the lawsuit brought by Orlando prosecutor Aramis Ayala. Ayala has filed both a federal and state lawsuit against Scott.

Credit Renata Sago / WMFE

The House has until May 3rd to file an amicus brief with the Florida Supreme Court. The House argues Governor Scott has the right to replace State Attorney Ayala on capital cases. Ayala announced she won’t seek the death penalty because she says it’s costly and discriminatory. The House and Senate are both considering cutting her budget. But the Senate’s proposal cuts less.

The House has until May 3rd to file an amicus brief with the Florida Supreme Court. The House argues Scott has the right to replace the state attorney on capital cases. Ayala announced she won’t seek the death penalty because she said it’s costly and discriminatory. The House and Senate are both considering cutting her budget. But the Senate’s proposal cuts less.