California's years-long legal battle to resume capital punishment has again suffered a setback, this time by an appellate court's ruling Thursday that the state's regulations governing executions are invalid.

With concern over the cost of capital punishment rising, California voters may be poised for a historic vote to abolish the state's death penalty, a new Field Poll indicates.

Howard Broadman doesn't second-guess decisions he made during the 13 years he spent as a Tulare County judge.

The initiative to repeal California's death penalty comes as opponents have experienced success nationally in ending capital punishment.

Two years ago, in the waning days of the gubernatorial campaign, Jerry Brown was asked why, given his moral reservations about the death penalty, he wouldn't try to stop it anymore.

After years of steadfast support for the death penalty, California voters are now divided over whether to repeal capital punishment through a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot, a new poll has found.

If you're going to argue against the death penalty, then argue against the death penalty.

Sharron Mankins, McGregor Scott and Bill Babbitt each have watched a man die inside the death chamber at San Quentin State Prison, and each has a strong view on whether voters should end California's death penalty in November.

Douglas Scott Mickey crept into the rural Placer County home of Eric Lee Hanson and Catherine Blount after midnight on Sept. 29, 1980.

As death penalty opponents work to get a ballot measure before California voters next fall to abolish capital punishment, a new Field Poll indicates the initiative would be a tough sell.

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