Criminal

Death Penalty Struck Down

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A federal judge in Los Angeles declared California’s death penalty unconstitutional Wednesday for its arbitrary and unpredictable delays in violation of protections against cruel and unusual punishment. U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney vacated the death sentence of Ernest Dwayne Jones…

Sawed-Off Shotgun Ban Upheld

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California’s ban on “sawed-off shotguns” is constitutional and does not violate the Second Amendment, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday. Shotguns with an overall length of less than 26 inches does not violate the Second Amendment or equal protection rights,…