Prop. 66, which speeds up state death penalty process, is challenged in CA Supreme Court

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On Tuesday, the California Supreme Court heard arguments over whether a voter-approved initiative passed last November to speed up the death penalty process is constitutional. Proposition 66, a ballot initiative titled “Death Penalty Procedures Initiatives Statutes,” expedites the death penalty process by setting a five-year deadline for death penalty appeals
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Gov. Jerry Brown requests $50M sequestration from UC funding

In a revised May budget proposal released Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown requested that $50 million be sequestered from University of California funding until recommendations from an April 25 California State Auditor’s report and other state commitments are implemented by the university.
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