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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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