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IPFS News Link • Death Penalty

Seeking an End to an Execution Law They Once Championed

• New York Times
The year was 1978, and the California ballot bristled with initiatives for everything from banning gay teachers to cracking down on indoor smoking. Both lost. But one, Proposition 7, sailed through: expanding the state’s death penalty law to make it among the toughest and most far-reaching in the country.