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Governor Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty

Governor Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty

.. By Michele Hanisee   Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent executive order declaring a moratorium on the death penalty is a test of the boundaries of executive privilege. California Constitution Article 5, Section 1 states, “The supreme executive power of this State is vested in the Governor. The Governor shall see that the law is faithfully […]

The “Whether You Like it or Not” Governor of California is at it again.

The “Whether You Like it or Not” Governor of California is at it again.

    By Sigrid Weidenweber Poor Californians, our vote means nothing, for the politicians of our state make laws and rules to suit themselves and their belief systems. They, therefore, stomp our votes, beliefs, and feelings into the ground. (That, by the way, is now the preferred modus of the international political elites in ruling […]

District Attorney Greg Totten Deeply Disappointed by Death Penalty Moratorium

District Attorney Greg Totten Deeply Disappointed by Death Penalty Moratorium

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that he is “deeply disappointed by Governor Newsom’s decision to impose a moratorium on imposition of the death penalty in California. In doing so, the Governor is substituting his opinion in place of literally thousands of jurors who, after hearing the facts of these cases, decided […]

Trump Dings Newsom For Disregarding California Voters When It Comes To The Death Penalty

Trump Dings Newsom For Disregarding California Voters When It Comes To The Death Penalty

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday to weigh in on Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Tuesday announcement that he would place a moratorium on all executions in his state. “Defying voters, the Governor of California will halt all death penalty executions of 737 stone cold killers,” Trump […]

Trump to seek death penalty for drug dealers: WH official

US President Donald Trump will present on Monday his plan to combat an opioid abuse epidemic which will include seeking the death penalty for drug traffickers. The Department of Justice “will seek the death penalty against drug traffickers, where appropriate under current law,” a White House official indicated Sunday whilst outlining the plan’s main points.

New poll shows uphill battle to end California death penalty

New poll shows uphill battle to end California death penalty

By James Poulos Despite a broad trend toward increasing skepticism and opposition around capital punishment, California’s ballot initiative ending the practice faces a steep climb heading into November.  The Institute for Social Research at Sacramento State University, through the CALSPEAKS public-opinion project, found that respondents “opposed Proposition 62, which would end the death penalty in the state, 45-37. […]

Commentary: Policy in the Golden State — Abolishing the Death Penalty

Commentary: Policy in the Golden State — Abolishing the Death Penalty

    Head to Head Conversations on Politics, Policy in the Golden State   By John J. Donohue III The Death Penalty Does Not Add Up to Smart Justice   Simply put, the death penalty is the worst possible allocation of money if your goal is crime prevention. High costs are a defining characteristic of […]

SCOTUS denies CA death penalty suit

SCOTUS denies CA death penalty suit

. The Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit intent on overturning California’s death penalty regime on that grounds that it was too slow to be constitutional, drawing a rebuke from just one of their members.  “The case was brought by Richard D. Boyer, who has cited the stress of his long wait on death row […]

Court won’t sink CA death penalty

Court won’t sink CA death penalty

. Its fate long in doubt, the death penalty gained a new lease on life in California, driving opponents to muster support for a ballot initiative that would eliminate it once and for all. The turnaround arose from an unlikely place — the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, itself overturned with such relative frequency that […]

CA death penalty goes on trial

CA death penalty goes on trial

. California’s practice of capital punishment has landed on a death row of its own. “The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hold a hearing in Pasadena on a lower-court decision that found California’s death penalty system unconstitutional and plagued by delays that have robbed a death sentence of any value in deterring […]

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