When State Attorney Aramis Ayala, a Democrat, announced in March that she would no longer seek the death penalty in capital cases, Republican Gov. Scott took away more than 20 murder cases in her jurisdiction. Now, Ayala is suing Scott to get them back.
At issue is whether Gov. Rick Scott has the authority to remove cases from a state attorney who refuses to seek capital punishment.
The state Supreme Court is considering where the power resides.