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A 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 said the state’s death penalty has created long delays and uncertainty for inmates, most of whom will never be executed.
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