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US Court to Rule on California Death Penalty

A federal appeals court will consider Monday whether California's death row is an arbitrary and unfair system, with years of unpredictable delays from conviction to execution, which violates the U.S. Constitution's amendment barring cruel and unusual punishment. The hearing at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California, comes as support for the death penalty wanes in the U.S. The Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled that it served no legitimate purpose, and...

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