Commuted Sentence

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Bill Would Bar Last-Minute Clemency, Pardons

A state assemblyman is seeking a constitutional amendment that would prohibit a California governor from issuing last-minute pardons and commutations.

CBS San Francisco–01/14/2011

Esteban Nunez headshot, son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez charged with murder (AP)

Schwarzenegger Reduces Sentence For Son Of Ex-Assembly Speaker

The victim’s father said politics had no place in interfering with justice.