December 24, 2011

Chief Justice questions death penalty efficacy

In her end-of-the-year interview with the press on a number of topics, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said that “the death penalty is no longer effective in California and suggested she would welcome a public debate on its merits and costs.” So reports the Los Angeles Times in “California chief justice urges reevaluating death penalty.”

Related post: Proposed ballot measure would dramatically reduce the California Supreme Court’s criminal caseload by abolishing the death penalty.

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