Federal Judge deems California’s Death Penalty Unconstitutional

By |2014-07-17T14:33:17+00:00July 17th, 2014|california, deathpenalty, Legal Blog|

A federal judge in California has struck down the state’s death penalty, ruling that the “arbitrariness” and “unpredictability” with which it is carried out violates the constitution’s ban on “cruel and unusual” punishment. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney in Santa Ana, Calif., on Wednesday threw out the death sentence of Ernest Dewayne Jones, who [...]