Franklin Zimring

UC Berkeley Law Professor

UC Berkeley law professor who specializes in criminal justice

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California voters will likely have to decide between two completely opposite death penalty ballot measures this November.

Voters to Decide on Future of California’s Death Penalty

California voters will likely have to decide between two completely opposite death penalty ballot measures this November.

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