Tag: California Supreme Court

Initiative to Speed Executions Upheld

The California voter-approved measure intended to speed up executions survived a state Supreme Court challenge Thursday but the court rejected the mandatory five-year deadline for resolving capital appeals. The California Supreme Court, by a 5-2 vote, upheld the key provisions…

Gold Dredging Ban Upheld

Gold miners in California cannot escape the state’s moratorium on suction dredge mining riverbeds for gold simply because the mining is done on federal land, the state Supreme Court rules Monday. The historic quest for gold in California no longer…

Juror Misconduct Not Always Fatal

In the sometimes rough and tumble of jury deliberations, a juror’s improper suggestion that a defendant’s failure to testify suggests guilt does not merit a new trial if the foreperson quickly corrects the improper discussion, the California Supreme Court has…