- Making News: Governor Schwarzenegger Says He Got the Message
In Sacramento today, Governor Schwarzenegger met with leaders of both parties in the Assembly and Senate. Afterward, he told reporters he will not apologize for calling this week's election. Amy Chance, political editor at the Sacramento Bee, says Schwarzenegger acknowledged that he should have listened to his wife.
- Reporter's Notebook: The History and Politics of Capital Punishment in California
When it comes to clemency in death penalty cases, there are no rules to guide any governor. In the 1960s, Governor "Pat" Brown was asked to commute the death sentence of Caryl Chessman, a convicted kidnapper who did not kill. Brown refused, against the advice of his son, Jerry, who later became Governor himself. UC Berkeley Law Professor Frank Zimring considers the history and politics of capital punishment in California.