California Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Impact Future Of Death PenaltyThe California Supreme Court began hearing arguments Wednesday in the death penalty appeal of Donte McDaniel, a case that legal experts say could impact the future of capital punishment in the state.
California Supreme Court Judge Blasts Death Penalty SystemA California Supreme Court justice says the death penalty system in the nation's most populous state is dysfunctional, expensive and doesn't deliver justice in a timely way.
California Bill To Abolish Death Penalty Moves ForwardThe state's Assembly Public Safety Committee has voted in favor of a bill that would get rid of the death penalty in California.
East Bay Lawmaker’s Bill Would Abolish California Death PenaltyState Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, is introducing legislation Monday that would replace the death penalty in California with permanent imprisonment.
California Obtains New Supply Of Lethal Injection DrugPrison officials obtained a drug essential to the lethal injection process the day after California's first execution in nearly five years was canceled, partly due to a shortage of that very drug, a court filing stated Wednesday.
Execution Stands: San Francisco Judge Refuses RequestA U.S. District Court Judge refused to block death row inmate Albert Greenwood Brown's execution. The decision paves the way for California's first execution in nearly five years.
California Death Sentence Faces Legal ChallengeCalifornia's first execution in nearly five years could be just days away, but a flurry of last-minute legal challenges may change that.