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Blog / March 10, 2017

Proposition 66 Watch


It passed by the slimmest of margins in November’s election, but Prop 66 has been stayed by the California Supreme Court since a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality was filed in the aftermath of the election. DPF board member and death penalty attorney Aundre Herron brings us up to date on the latest developments in the legal challenges facing this problematic initiative.

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Blog / December 13, 2016

Mike Farrell Asks the Governor of Alabama to Stop the Execution of Ronald B. Smith


DPF President Mike Farrell wrote a letter to the governor of Alabama asking him to stop the execution of Ronald B. Smith because Smith's jury recommended a life sentence, but the judge overrode the jury and sentenced him to death. Only Alabama allows a judge to override a jury's sentence in a death penalty case.

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