FRESNO, California -- A new measure has been passed in California which will speed up the execution appeals process.
It was a narrow victory for Prop 66. It passed with 51 percent of the vote.
Lower courts will now be allowed to hear petitions that challenge death row instead of those cases going directly to the Supreme Court.
Voters rejected Prop 62 -- an effort to toss out the death penalty.
Narrow victory for California Prop 66
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