The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday over whether a voter-approved initiative that seeks to streamline the death penalty process is unconstitutional.
Stories related to: death penalty
April 24, 2017
(AP) - California corrections officials are delaying their new lethal injection regulations by four months, pushing back this week's deadline until late August.
December 18, 2016
(AP) — Two Nevada Democrats are proposing to end the state's little-used death penalty.
December 8, 2016
California voters passed Proposition 66, which would expedite the death penalty in the state. However, Gov. Jerry Brown has publicly expressed opposition to it for years and is now caught in a difficult place.
November 4, 2016 | Ben Bradford
California voters are almost equally divided over California’s death penalty, according to a new poll from Field Research and UC Berkeley.
October 24, 2016 | Ben Bradford
California voters who oppose the death penalty and those who want to challenge the plastic bag industry may accidentally cast ballots against their views.
June 17, 2016 | Ben Adler
Californians will decide this fall whether to abolish the state’s death penalty. County elections officials say capital punishment opponents have submitted enough valid voter signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot.
May 18, 2016 | Ben Bradford
California voters will likely decide in November whether to abolish the death penalty or to streamline the process. Proponents for two competing ballot initiatives met for a hearing at the Capitol Tuesday.
November 12, 2015 | Ben Bradford
Prisoners on death row in California are being invited to comment on the procedure that could kill them.