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Prop 36 success and Prop 34 failure bring change to CA criminal justice system

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Anti-death penalty campaigners stage a demonstration and march outside the Federal Bulding in Los Angeles on September 28, 2010. Anti-death penalty campaigners slammed California's bid to resume executions this week after a five-year hiatus, as a killer's fate remained uncertain amid a shortage of a key drug. Albert Greenwood Brown, convicted of the 1980 abduction and rape of a 15-year-old schoolgirl, is scheduled to die at 9:00 pm Thursday (0400 GMT Friday) after a legal delay ordered by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. But the execution, due to take place at San Quentin prison, north of San Francisco, is also in doubt as it would come hours before the expiration date of the jail's remaining stock of a key lethal drug used in the death chamber. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
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