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18 inmates to get execution dates after California Supreme ruling

August 26, 2017 | NewsLinks
California, which has nearly 750 inmates on the nation’s largest Death Row, last performed an execution in January 2006. If a federal judge finds the procedures constitutional, execution dates could be set within a year for 18 prisoners, including four from the Bay Area, whose final appeals of their death sentences have been rejected.

Prop 66 survives state Supreme Court but loses its fangs

August 25, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) In a mixed victory for death penalty supporters, the California Supreme Court held that Proposition 66, the initiative to “Mend, not end” the death penalty, is constitutional, but that its imposition of strict deadlines on death penalty appeals “must be deemed directive rather than mandatory.”

Editorial: California should not speed up death penalty

June 10, 2017 | NewsLinks
Arkansas recently became an international spectacle by executing four men in eight days, having planned to kill twice as many in a rush to lethally inject prisoners with an expiring supply of an increasingly scarce drug. Now it’s California’s turn to consider a wrongheaded scheme to speed up the death penalty.
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