Death penalty cases may speed up, but critics say Prop. 66 will not work

Elisabeth Semel quoted by Daily Journal (registration required), Nov. 10, 2016

Prop. 66 attempts to dictate how the state Supreme Court will manage its docket and takes from the Judicial Council the authority to establish the qualifications for defending capital cases and disbursing it to superior courts, Semel said, calling the initiative “a patchwork of ill-conceived ideas” that ignores constitutional rights.