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bighairymike
So, Scott Peterson murders his pregnant wife Laci, and is sentenced to death. After 16 years on death row his death sentence was overturned by the California Supreme Court.

Why?

Because potential jurors who were opposed to the death penalty were excluded.


CA Chief Justice Rose Bird is alive and well and beams smilingly from her current perch in obscure antiquity. Halleluiah!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Bird

Put there (1977) by CA Gov "Moonbeam" Jerry Brown, she refused to let any death penalty escape her feeble mind. She had no business being on ANY court, let alone chief of the CA Supremes.

She is the only CA CJ who was ever fired in a routine de-selection election in 1986. (She barely survived her 1978 retention election. CA has regular election cycles scheduled where voters have the ability to toss out idiot SCJ's, precluding the messy and expensive process of impeachment.)
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