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This week's question: 

Since 1978, more than 900 people have been sentenced to death in California but only 13 have been executed. A federal judge has ruled that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional. Do you agree or disagree with the judge’s ruling?  


I agree. These lengthy delays are a violation of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
I disagree. The death sentence was applied to these criminals for their heinous acts and it should be carried out, no matter how long it takes.
I’m not worried about the constitutional question. I’m outraged how much money we taxpayers are contributing to their extended stays on death row.

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The poll will run through 3 p.m. Friday, July 25.
The results will be published Sunday, July 27.

Look for future surveys on issues important to the nation, the state, the county, and the Antelope Valley in coming weeks on the Valley Press Opinion pages.

If you have a timely question you would like posed our readers send your suggestions via e-mail to or call Valley Press Opinion Editor Aaron Campbell at (661) 267-4166