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Posted: July 17, 2014 at 3:59 a.m.

California death penalty ruled unlawful LOS ANGELES -- A federal judge ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional Wednesday, writing that lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system.


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