Paula Mitchell

Reed Smith

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Counsel in the Appellate Practice Group for the law firm of Reed Smith; former law clerk for Judge Arthur Alarcón of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School

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There are 746 inmates on death row in California, which hasn't conducted an execution since 2006. Yesterday, after 28 years on death row,  Wilbur Lee Jennings died of natural causes .

Will California Voters Speed the Pace of Executions?

There are 746 inmates on death row in California, which hasn't conducted an execution since 2006. Yesterday, after 28 years on death row, Wilbur Lee Jennings died of natural causes .

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"The Briggs death penalty law in California simply doesn't work." That's according to Ron Briggs, who wrote the law, along with his father, then State Senator John Briggs, in 1977.

A Change of Heart on California's Killers

"The Briggs death penalty law in California simply doesn't work." That's according to Ron Briggs, who wrote the law, along with his father, then State Senator John Briggs, in 1977.

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