Supreme Court Upholds Drug Used In Botched Executions; California Not AffectedThe Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions, but California is not affected since it doesn't use the drug in its lethal injection cocktail.
Woman Dubbed ‘Call Girl Killer’ Gets 6 Years In Jail For Google Exec’s DeathThe woman accused of injecting Google executive Forrest Timothy Hayes with a fatal dose of heroin and leaving him to die, was sentenced to 6 years in prison Tuesday.
Ninth Circuit Judge In San Francisco Calls For Death By Firing Squad, Rather Than Lethal InjectionChief Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said properly trained firing squads are a "foolproof" way to quickly execute an inmate .
Gov. Brown Drops Appeal Of 3-Drug Execution MethodCalifornia prison officials say they won't appeal to the state Supreme Court a ruling invalidating the state's three-drug cocktail means of execution.
Court Finds California Erred In New Lethal Injection RulesCorrections officials made several "substantial" procedural errors when they adopted new lethal injection rules, a state appeals court ruled Thursday in a decision that could further delay a resumption of executions in California.
Gov. Brown Considers Change To Lethal Injection MethodGov. Jerry Brown is ordering California prison officials to explore using a single drug for lethal injections instead of three, in an effort to restart long-stalled executions in the state.
California Death Row Inmates In Multi-State Suit Over Execution DrugAttorneys for the prisoners in Tennessee, Arizona and California argued before U.S. District Judge Richard Leon on Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration is breaking the law by allowing sodium thiopental to be imported since it is an unapproved drug manufactured overseas.
Marin County Judge Strikes Down Lethal Injection ProcedureA Marin County Superior Court judge on Friday struck down California’s three-drug lethal injection procedure, ruling it was in violation of state law.
Judge Plans On Tossing California’s Death PenaltyA Marin County judge is planning to toss out California’s newly adopted lethal injection procedure.
California Attitudes Shift On Death Penalty For 1st Degree MurderMore than two-thirds of California voters favor keeping the death penalty despite a growing preference for life without parole for certain crimes, a new survey shows.
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.