Ashby Jones

Deputy Chief of the Wall Street Journal’s law bureau.

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Deputy Chief of the Wall Street Journal’s law bureau.

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Last July a California judge ruled the death penalty unconstitutional in the case of Ernest D Jones. The reasoning behind the judge’s ruling?

Is California’s Death Penalty Unconstitutional?

Last July a California judge ruled the death penalty unconstitutional in the case of Ernest D Jones. The reasoning behind the judge’s ruling?

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Two lawyers from opposite ends of the political spectrum joined forces today  to file suit  against Governor Schwarzenegger and other California officials.  They claim that …

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Two lawyers from opposite ends of the political spectrum joined forces today to file suit against Governor Schwarzenegger and other California officials.  They claim that …

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