Ruling Limits Governor’s Discretion to Deny Parole

The power of the California governor to arbitrarily deny parole to model prisoners has been curbed by the state Supreme Court. Chief Justice Ronald George, in writing for the 4-3 majority, said the governor must show “some evidence” that a parolee is presently a danger to public safety before overturning a Board of Parole decision to grant parole. The ruling came in the case of Sandra Davis … Continue reading Ruling Limits Governor’s Discretion to Deny Parole