Saturday, March 29, 2008
This article notes a state justice commission has completed its investigation into California's death penalty and is expected to recommend reforms. The third and final hearing of the commission considered - among other things - "the reluctance of governors to consider clemency for death row inmates." The report also notes that two McGeorge School of Law professors "testified about their research into the near-disappearance of clemency for death row inmates in California and nationally." PardonPower has determined that the professors were Linda E. Carter and Mary Beth Moylan. I will contact them both and see if they are willing to share any written comments with our readers. A webpage for the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice can be also be found here.