Thank You for Your Service: Acknowledging our Inadequate Treatment of Jurors in California's Death Penalty Debate
Criminal Law Journal, California Lawyers Association, Spring 2019, Vol. 19, Issue 2
3 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2019
Date Written: 2019
California's justice system has a duty to address the life-altering effects that a capital trial has on its jurors. The state must do more than merely thank its civic-minded citizens for their service and then leave them to process the horrors presented in court alone. As California joins other states with similar gubernatorial death penalty moratoria, consideration must be given to this integral and often overlooked group within the capital punishment process: the jurors.
Keywords: death penalty, california, capital punishment, jury, jurors, electorate, governor, executive order, special circumstances, death row, San Quentin, victims, victims rights
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