Calif. Supreme Court Largely Upholds Prop. 66 Expediting State Death Penalty

Aug 25, 2017

Death row inmates at California's San Quentin Prison being escorted back to their cell block by guards.
Credit Saul Gonzales for KCRW

The state of California must move forward with a new, expedited death penalty process that voters approved last election.  The state's top court largely rejected a legal challenge yesterday (Thursday) that had temporarily halted Proposition 66 from taking effect.  But the California Supreme Court unanimously struck down one aspect of the law, as Capital Public Radio's Ben  Bradford reports.