Friday, November 13, 2015

California death penalty: legal obstacle to executions removed

The “most liberal” federal appeals court in the country Thursday restored capital punishment as an option for nearly 750 death row inmates, by overturning a trial judge’s ruling that had declared the state’s system unconstitutional. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not rule on the merits of the “arbitrary” delays in executing prisoners; rather, the court held that this substantive argument was precluded from consideration by procedural rules.

More:  http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_29108045/california-death-penalty-legal-obstacle-executions-removed

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