Published On: Wed, Mar 13th, 2019

Californian governor to declare a moratorium on executions

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Californian governor Gavin Newsom is set to declare a moratorium on executions. He is likely to sign an executive order over this today or tomorrow.

The governor is of the belief that the death penalty is not compatible with the democratic values the new generation follows.

Notably, a governor has no right to abolish the law that allows the death punishment. Like what the Californian governor is attempting to do at present, a governor can declare a moratorium on executions.

Even if the proposed moratorium on executions is implemented, it will not have the right to continue after the term of the present governor.

To bring a permanent ban on executions, a proposal demanding that should be passed by the electorate through the process of popular voting.

In last few decades, several attempts have been made to eliminate the death penalty through the process, but none have tasted success.

In at least thirty US states, the death penalty is not illegal. There are at least 2738 people facing the death penalty in the US at present. California is one of the first states that has come out strongly against the death penalty in the United States. It has been actively campaigning against the death penalty since the year 1976. Since that year, tough the state could have committed as many as 737 executions, the state has not done more than thirteen executions.

 

Vignesh. S. G

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Californian governor to declare a moratorium on executions