California Supreme Court to Decide Whether Speed-Up in Executions is Legal
California voters in November legalized marijuana, approved a plan to reduce the prison population and enacted gun controls.
But on one key issue — the death penalty — the liberal tide shifted. Voters rejected a measure to ban capital punishment and instead approved an initiative intended to hasten executions.
The court voted 5 to 0 in closed session last month to put a hold on Proposition 66, sponsored by prosecutors and passed by 51% of voters.
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