SACRAMENTO -- Gov.
So federal judges, in another order released Thursday, said they would make it easier for him.
"All such state and local laws and regulations are hereby waived, effective immediately," they wrote.
The judges explained that such a step is necessary because it would be politically difficult to push an early release plan through the Legislature. Senate leader
There's also pressure from Abel Maldonado, the likely Republican gubernatorial candidate who has used his campaign to blast Brown's handling of the prison system.
"This makes it even less likely that Governor Brown will urge the passage of the plan or that the Legislature will grant its approval," the judges wrote.