Monthly Archives: August 2014

Law in the News: California to appeal federal court ruling striking down state’s death penalty

Published on: Author: Teresa L

SAN FRANCISCO – California’s attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state’s death penalty unconstitutional. The announcement by Attorney General Kamala Harris came after U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney in Los Angeles ruled last month that the state’s death penalty takes too long to carry out, and that… Continue reading

Law in the News: Questions, answers about use of force by police

Published on: Author: Teresa L

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat. Here is a look at some of the issues involved when officers must decide whether to use… Continue reading