Federal Judge Rules California Death Penalty is Unconstitutional

Source: MAURA DOLAN /LATimes A George W. Bush appointed federal judge in Orange County ruled Wednesday that California’s death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney, ruled on a petition by death row inmate Ernest Dewayne Jones, who was sentenced to die nearly two decades ago.He noted that more than 900 …