Round one to Rick Scott.
Here’s our previous post on the ongoing fight over a Central Florida prosecutor’s decision not to seek death sentences in capital cases — and Gov. Rick Scott’s swift removal of her from a high-profile cases.
The Florida Supreme Court denied the first attempt by Orlando’s State Attorney Aramis Ayala to win back first-degree murder cases that Gov. Rick Scott reassigned to another state attorney.
In denying Ayala’s emergency, non-routine petition to overturn Scott’s executive orders reassigning the cases to Ocala’s State Attorney Brad King, the Supreme Court concluded that the matter “is more properly addressed” through her other legal challenge, a writ of quo warranto, which she later filed.