California Death Penalty

Federal appeals court upholds California's death penalty

A federal appeals court on Thursday overturned a fed­er­al judge¿s rul­ing that found the state death penalty system unconstitutional.

Proposed lethal injection drugs once hailed as 'sleep cures'

A list of four new lethal injection drugs proposed by the State of California Friday all belong to a class of drugs that once promised an end to anxiety, sleeplessness and mental illness, but are now routinely used to end the lives of both the guilty and the innocent.

California proposes new single-drug method for executions

California unveiled a new method for executing prisoners Friday, proposing a single-drug lethal injection formula that could restart capital punishment after a 10-year hiatus.

Voters may weigh competing death penalty measures on 2016 ballot

A pro-death penalty group unveiled a proposed ballot measure Friday that would force death row inmates to work in prison and set deadlines for expediting appeals.

Scrap California's dysfunctional death penalty policy