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California Supreme Court

Jul. 14, 2022

Gascón asks Supreme Court to decide constitutionality of three strikes law

“For more than 25 years, this Court has declined to provide a definitive answer on the question of whether the law violates the separation of powers. The time has come for this court to step in,” the brief states.

George Gascon appears before a committee of the California Legislature in 2014. New York Times News Service

Los Angeles County DA George Gascón asked the state Supreme Court to reverse an appellate court ruling that allowed prosecutors to continue to seek sentence enhancements over his objection.

In doing so, the district attorney wants the justices to rule that California’s three strikes law is unconstitutional.

An interpretation of California’s three strikes law that mandates prosecutors file strikes in every availa...

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