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Atty. Gen. Harris seeks to overturn ban on California executions
Atty. Gen. Harris seeks to overturn ban on California executions

A federal judge's "flawed" decision declaring California's enforcement of the death penalty unconstitutional will be appealed, Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced Thursday. Harris will ask the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn last month's ruling by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney, who said decades-long delays and uncertainty about whether inmates will be executed violated the Constitution's 8th Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. "I am appealing the court's decision because it is not supported by the law, and it undermines important protections that our courts provide to defendants," Harris said. Harris...

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