Death Penalty Moratorium Brings California Closer to International Human Rights Norms

In March 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state’s moratorium on the death penalty. His executive order gave the more than 700 inmates on death row reprieve from future execution (although they are still under sentence of death), closed the execution chamber in San Quentin Prison, and withdrew California’s lethal injection protocol. Governor Newsom’s order … Continue reading Death Penalty Moratorium Brings California Closer to International Human Rights Norms