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Capitol Chat: Death Penalty Decision And New Water Regulations

Capitol Chat

Håkan Dahlström, flickr

San Quentin State Prison houses California's death row inmates.

Håkan Dahlström, flickr

The California death penalty has been ruled unconstitutional by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney. He called the death penalty system “dysfunctional” and “arbitrary” while ruling in the case of a man who had been sentenced to death in 1995. In today’s Capital Chat, reporter Katie Orr updates us on the ruling and explains why the death penalty is still permissible in the state if done correctly. Plus, more talk about water restrictions in the state. Who will actually enforce what?

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