Fla. High Court Won't Halt Cases After State Atty Removal

By Nathan Hale (April 26, 2017, 9:58 PM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court said late Tuesday it will not stop 23 homicide cases from moving forward without the original state prosecutor assigned to them, while it considers her challenge to Gov. Rick Scott's authority to remove her due to her reluctance to pursue the death penalty in a high-profile double murder.

The justices said that Ninth Circuit State Attorney Aramis Ayala's emergency petition asking it to invoke its all writs jurisdiction to recognize her as the prosecuting officer in the 23 cases while her suit is pending asks its to answer the same legal question as her underlying petition for...

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