Death penalty trials have continued despite Newsom’s moratorium. The California Supreme Court could stop them
The California Supreme Court froze a death penalty trial that was set to start this month as it decides whether it will consider whether the defendant would get a fair trial given Gov. Gavin Newsom’s moratorium on executions in the state.
from California https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-07-19/death-penalty-california-supreme-court