SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday rejected an appeal by Gov. Jerry Brown of a court order that requires the state to reduce the population of its overcrowded prisons by about 8,000 inmates by Jan. 27.
Donald Specter, a lawyer for prisoners who sued the state over what they claimed was unconstitutionally poor medical care, said, “We’re very happy.READ MORE: Oakland Police Arrest Homicide Suspect Who Fatally Shot Male Victim, Fired at Firefighters
“We think it was the right decision. It puts an end to Governor Brown’s failed legal strategy of challenging the three-judge court,” Specter said.