Proposition 66: Changes In Death Penalty Challengeshanges procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences. Designates superior court for initial petitions and limits successive petitions. Requires appointed attorneys who take noncapital appeals to accept death penalty appeals.
Proposition 62: Repealing The Death PenaltyRepeals death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
California Death Penalty Repeal Supporters Cleared To Gather SignaturesThe Justice That Works Act of 2016 aims to repeal the death penalty and would apply retroactively to people already sentenced to death.
Appeals Court Rejects Challenge To California Death PenaltyA federal appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that found California's death penalty was unconstitutional because of excessive delays.
California Releases Plan To Use 1 Drug In ExecutionsCalifornia is proposing to allow corrections officials to choose one of four types of barbiturates to execute prisoners on death row.
Families Of Murder Victims Seek Death Penalty Reforms In CaliforniaAdvocates for death penalty reform are trying to get sweeping changes made in the way California’s justice system.
Court To Rule If California Death Penalty Is Cruel, UnusualNo one would argue that California's death penalty provides swift justice.
Supreme Court To Review California Death Penalty CaseThe Supreme Court will consider reinstating the conviction and death sentence for a California man in a 29-year-old triple murder in San Diego.
California To Appeal Ruling Tossing Death Penalty California's attorney general says she will appeal a federal court ruling that struck down the state's death penalty.
Murder Victim's Family: California Death Penalty Ruling 'A Slap In The Face'Right now, there are 748 people on death row – including Michael Morales, convicted of murdering Brian Chalk's sister.
Jurors Tear Up During Trial For 'Double Initial' Murder SuspectJurors in the trial of a 79-year-old man charged with the decades-old slayings of four women in Northern California wiped tears from their eyes on Monday, as a prosecutor showed images of the victims' bodies and described how they were discovered.
California Voters Reject Repeal Of Death PenaltyCalifornia voters rejected the latest attempt to repeal California's death penalty, dealing a blow to activists who saw this election as their best chance in 35 years to end capital punishment in the state.