A look at the pros and cons of Proposition 34, which could end California’s death penalty.
An Oakland man was sentenced Friday to the death penalty for murdering three people in a shooting in 2005 and killing a fourth person in 1997.
Death penalty opponents in California are trying a new argument this year: Abolish capital punishment because the perpetually cash-strapped state just can’t afford it.
Three former California governors joined prosecutors and families of murder victims Tuesday to urge voters to reject a ballot proposal next week that would abolish the state’s death penalty.
Justice Antonin Scalia said his method of interpreting the Constitution makes some of the most hotly disputed issues that come before the U.S. Supreme Court among the easiest to resolve.
On CBS 5, Natasha Minsker and Stephen Wagstaffe argued the case for and against Prop. 34, which would repeal the death penalty in California.
A new Field Poll shows California voters split over a November ballot initiative seeking to repeal the death penalty.
Some of the more high-profile members of Silicon Valley’s social and financial scenes are writing big checks in support of the proposition that would abolish capital punishment in California, dwarfing the opposition’s fundraising in the process.
Two aspects of California’s criminal justice system are on November’s ballot: the death penalty and three strikes law. Historically endorsed by overwhelming margins, public opinion appears to be shifting in favor of repealing both laws.
The California Supreme Court on Monday overturned the death penalty of a Palo Alto man who was convicted of murdering a San Jose jewelry store owner and his brother 29 years ago.