Nation Eyes California's Halt on the Death Penalty

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The lethal injection chamber at San Quentin State Prison. (Photo: Scott Shafer/KQED)

Some analysts are predicting that Governor Gavin Newsom's moratorium on executions in California could usher in the end of the death penalty nationally. Forum will discuss the impact Newsom's move could have on the rest of the country and we'll talk about the politics of his order, which comes just two years after voters rejected a ballot measure ending the death penalty. And we'll discuss what the moratorium means for the active court cases for the 737 inmates on California's death row. What questions do you have?


Marisa Lagos, politics correspondent, KQED; co-host, KQED's Political Breakdown podcast

Thad Kousser, professor of political science, University of California San Diego

Kevin Fagan, reporter, San Francisco Chronicle