Fla. Gov., AG Say State Atty's Removal Not Unconstitutional

By Nathan Hale (April 27, 2017, 7:15 PM EDT) -- A Florida state prosecutor's claim that the governor's unilateral decision to remove her from 23 homicide cases was unconstitutional does not fit with six requests for reassignments she presented him this year, the governor and state attorney general told the Florida Supreme Court in their formal response Wednesday night.

Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi warned the state's highest court that it should proceed cautiously in considering Ninth Circuit State Attorney Aramis Ayala's challenge to Scott's authority to reassign the cases to Fifth Circuit State Attorney Brad King following her March 16 announcement that she would not seek the...

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