TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature will convene for a three-day special session in early January to consider lethal injection as an execution method and to seek ways to speed up the appeals process in death cases.
The special session will be from noon Jan. 5 to midnight Jan. 7, Gov. Jeb Bush and legislative leaders announced yesterday.
Bush, top lawmakers and their staffs have been meeting for three weeks in hopes of finding a solution to potential constitutionality problems with the electric chair, and to quicken the appeals process that has averaged 14 years for Death Row inmates over the past six years.
"This is something that is morally right," Bush said, …