New SF Judge To Review California Death Penalty ChallengeA long-running challenge to California’s death penalty procedures that has resulted in executions being put on hold for five years has been assigned to a new federal judge in San Francisco.
Judge Tours New San Quentin Execution ChamberA federal judge who halted California executions five years ago over concerns that the process amounted to cruel and unusual punishment toured the state’s new death chamber Tuesday to see what improvements have been made.
Judge Blocks San Quentin Execution Set For ThursdayA federal judge has blocked what would have been California’s first execution, which was set for Thursday, after reassessing new injection protocols.
More Legal Maneuvering In Execution Case
California Not Alone In Execution Drug ShortageThe new scheduled time for California's first execution in nearly five years is just hours before the expiration date of one of the drugs used in the lethal injection process.
Judge Clears Way For California's 1st Execution Since '06California can proceed with its first execution in more than four years, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Judge Reconsiders Death Penalty In California A federal judge could clear the way for California to once again begin executing death row prisoners.