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Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 2

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 2

.. By Michele Hanisee This is the second in a series of articles that focuses on the murderers on California’s death row who have exhausted all appeals. The last impediment to executions is a federal stay that is now being challenged by several elected District Attorneys and victims. Newsom’s blocking the execution of these vicious […]

Another Demonstration Of Why The Majority Of Californians Distrust Government

Another Demonstration Of Why The Majority Of Californians Distrust Government

.. By Michele Hanisee   If you want an example of why a staggering 61% of Californians distrust their state government, look no farther than Governor/Emperor Gavin Newsom. In the past seven years, California voters three times voted on death penalty initiatives and made clear they want the death penalty in place and enforced. This week, […]

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 1

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 1

.. By Michele Hanisee   This first of a series of blogs focuses on the murderers on California’s death row who have exhausted all appeals. The last impediment to executions is a federal stay that is now being challenged by several elected District Attorneys and victims. When that stay is lifted, at least 24 death […]

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 […]

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 […]

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