Three Strikes Law
Proposition 36, which reforms California’s three-strikes law, is headed for passage while voters have rejected Proposition 34, which would have eliminated the death penalty, and Proposition 37, which would have mandated the labeling of genetically-modified food. Governor Jerry Brown’s signature ballot initiative, Proposition 30, will likely pass by two percent.
University professors, on-campus faith groups and the Stanford chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have expressed support for an initiative that could end the California death penalty following a Nov. 2012 vote. The proposed “Savings, Accountability, and Full Enforcement” (SAFE) California Act would replace the death penalty with a term of life imprisonment without parole.
Students at Stanford Law School are fighting to change what is known as the Three Strikes Law in the California criminal justice system.