"Court rulings have prevented the state from executing anyone since 2006. A federal judge ruled that the former method exposed inmates to inhumane suffering if one of the three drugs failed to work. Santa Clara University law professor Gerald Uelmen, who headed a state commission several years ago on capital punishment, expressed pessimism Friday that the proposal by prosecutors and crime victims would work."
"It doesn't address the causes of the delay," he said. The causes include the fact that there are too many crimes that now qualify for the death penalty, he said. "We end up with too many cases - more than the system can handle - coming in the door every year," he said"
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