Patterico's Pontifications

10/21/2004

L.A. Times Drops the Ball on Important Proposition 66 Argument

Filed under: Dog Trainer,No on 66 — Patterico @ 12:40 pm

The L.A. Times has an article on the debate over whether Proposition 66 mandates the resentencing (and in most cases, the immediate release) of 4000 felons — or 26,000.

The crux of the debate is this: does the law clearly limit the resentencing provisions to 4000 third-strike inmates, or is there an ambiguity that could also result in the resentencing of about 22,000 second-strike inmates?

It’s too bad the Times didn’t press the experts — in particular their go-to Legal Expert Erwin Chemerinsky — for their true opinion on this issue. Because the answer is surprising.
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