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Appeals court says California district attorneys must follow three-strikes law regardless of political beliefs

Prosecutors who oppose California’s three-strikes law — like George Gascón of Los Angeles and, to some extent, Chesa Boudin of San Francisco — are still required to charge sentence-lengthening to charge sentence-lengthening “strikes” when a defendant has serious prior convictions, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.
Jun 2, 2022

Prosecutors who oppose California’s three-strikes law — like George Gascón of Los Angeles and, to some extent, Chesa Boudin of San Francisco — are still required to charge sentence-lengthening to charge sentence-lengthening “strikes” when a defendant has serious prior convictions, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

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