California’s death penalty law may hinge on outcome of Arizona case

California’s death penalty law may hinge on outcome of Arizona case

Is California's death penalty and LWOP law so broad that it violates the constitution? If the the Supreme Court takes Arizona's case and decides that does violate the constitution this could mean big changes in California.

We believe that to be constitutional, we must not define capital crimes so broadly that they give prosecutors and jurors virtually unlimited discretion to decide which murders should be punished by death. Such an approach opens the door to decisions based on politics, geography and race. Read the SF Chronicle aricle here.

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