Governor Newsom Statement on California Supreme Court Death Penalty Concurrence

SACRAMENTO – California Governor Gavin Newsom praised the concurrence issued today by two Associate Justices of the California Supreme Court regarding the state’s death penalty system:

“I commend Associate Justices Liu and Cuéllar for this pronouncement. As Justice Liu clearly articulated in his opinion, California’s death penalty system is ‘expensive and dysfunctional.’ And it violates foundational principles — like equal justice before the law and the timely administration of justice — upon which our entire legal system is built.”