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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 […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office Brings Federal Charges

U.S. Attorney’s Office Brings Federal Charges

. .. By Michele Hanisee In the past election cycle, we commented on candidates running for district attorney whose campaign promises involved ignoring criminal statutes they disagreed with and minimizing punishment of those who violate the law.   Fortunately, in California, those efforts were soundly rejected by voters.  Not so in Philadelphia. In 2018, a defense attorney […]

DA’s Association Statement on Death Penalty Moratorium

DA’s Association Statement on Death Penalty Moratorium

Los Angeles, March 12, 2019 – Michele Hanisee, President of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys issued the following statement regarding the decision by Governor Gavin Newsom to put a moratorium on the Death Penalty. The voters of the State of California support the death penalty. That is powerfully demonstrated by their approval of Proposition […]

The Well-Founded Legal Challenges To SB 1391 (No Longer Prosecuting Dangerous Juveniles in Adult Court)

The Well-Founded Legal Challenges To SB 1391 (No Longer Prosecuting Dangerous Juveniles in Adult Court)

. ..   By Michele Hanisee . In a recent op ed, UC Berkeley Dean Erwin Chemerinsky criticized the legal challenges filed against SB 1391 by multiple District Attorney Offices in California. These legal challenges were based on the grounds that the legislation was an unconstitutional amendment of Prop 57. As detailed in a letter […]

Capital Punishment in California | The Long Stall

Capital Punishment in California | The Long Stall

. ..   By Michele Hanisee Every time the issue of capital punishment has been put before California voters, they have voted to keep the death penalty and rejected efforts to eliminate it. Yet our paternalistic elected officials and their appointees smugly substitute their own values over the ratified votes of the majority. This includes […]

Parole Board Again Wants To Free Brutal Manson Family Killer

Parole Board Again Wants To Free Brutal Manson Family Killer

. . .. By Michele Hanisee . Here we go again. For the third time in three years, a state parole board panel wants to free cold-blooded killer Leslie Van Houten. Van Houten, a member of the notorious Manson family, admitted to participating in the slaughter of Los Angeles grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife, […]

The Oddly Tragic Position of Wishing We Had Been Wrong…

The Oddly Tragic Position of Wishing We Had Been Wrong…

. . .. By Michele Hanisee . We have repeatedly documented how ex-Governor Jerry Brown, falsely promised that violent felons would not be freed early from prison under Prop 57. Brown knew if he admitted the truth voters would reject his pet initiative. Reality has struck again.  An appellate court just ruled that Gregory Gadlin, a convicted […]

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