Friday, October 14, 2016

Appellate lawyers' views on Prop. 66?

Image result for proposition 66Now that absentee ballots have arrived, it's time to start thinking about how to vote this November ... on the various ballot propositions. And as reflected on its website (and detailed in the full letter linked on the website), the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers (which "neither supports nor opposes the death penalty or reasonable measures to clear the backlog of death penalty appeals") opposes Prop. 66, "a ballot measure designed to speed up the processing of death penalty appeals in the Cal Supreme Court." CAAL's position is that Prop. 66 "would impose crushing burdens on California's Supreme Court and intermediate appellate courts, disrupting and delaying thousands of other cases for years to come."