Florida Governor Charlie Crist recently chose two death row inmates for execution from among many eligible prisoners on the state’s death row, but no reasons were given for his choice. He joins a long line of Florida governors who made the decision of who lives and who dies without explanation of their selection method. "I don't know how they decide," said John Marek's lawyer, Marty McClain, a veteran death-row attorney who has defended hundreds of inmates. (Marek was one of those given an execution date, but the date was stayed by the courts.) "Over the years I have wanted to know the answer to that question." Florida determines the order of execution by the Governor’s discretion, whereas other states, such as Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, and California, place the responsibility with the court system. Defense attorneys have little grounds to challenge this unregulated and secretive process. "It's the epitome of how arbitrary it is," said Elisabeth Semel, director of the Death Penalty Clinic at the University of California- Berkeley.