Friday, July 1, 2011

Calif. State Senators introduces legisliation to ban death penalty in wake of Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review article

California State Sen. Loni Hancock introduced legislationthis week banning the death penalty in California in part because of information contained in the "Executing the Will of the Voters?: A Roadmap to Mend or End the California Legislature's Multi-billion-dollar Death Penalty Debacle," a recently circulated law review article set to appear in a forthcoming edition of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. It was written by Judge Arthur L. Alarcón, senior judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Paula M. Mitchell, an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School. Mitchell, a 2002 alumna of the Law School, is a cler to Alarcón.

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