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SF Gate, "Gov. Brown signs bill requiring notice for clemency"

Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 648, which requires governors to notify district attorneys 10 days in advance of a clemency decision. Lawyers for the family of Luis Santos argued that Marsy’s Law was violated when former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger cut without notice the sentence of Esteban Núñez, son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez, Estaban Nunez was convicted of manslaughter in Santos’ 2008 stabbing death. - HTN Foundation

Gov. Brown signs bill requiring notice for clemency

Posted By: Wyatt Buchanan ( Email , Twitter )

Oct 03 at 5:55 pm

Gov. Jerry Brown this afternoon signed into a law a bill that would require him and future governors to alert district attorneys in advance if they decide to grant clemency to a prisoner.

The bill, AB 648 introduced by Assemblyman Marty Block, D-San Diego, came in response to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decision to slash the voluntary manslaughter sentence for Esteban Núñez, son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez, from 16 years to seven years.

That action has also resulted in a lawsuit seeking to have the sentence reinstated, as lawyers for the family of the slain man argue Schwarzenegger’s move violated the victims’ rights measure Marsy’s Law passed by voters in 2008.



LA Weekly, "Fabian Nunez Riles Crime Victims"

Former California Assembly speaker Fabian Nunez says political “aspirations” are behind a lawsuit challenging former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s action to reduce  the prison sentence being served by Nunez’s son. San Diego DA Bonnie Dumanis, who is relying on Marsy’s Law in the case, says her sole goal is “justice for the victims.” Luis Santos was stabbed to death in 2008 in an altercation involving Estaban Nunez. - HTN Foundation

Fabian Nunez Riles Crime Victims

Bill inspired by Luis Santos' murder targets political favors for criminals like Esteban Nunez

By Chris Vogel

Thursday, Aug 4 2011

Fred Santos couldn't believe his eyes.

Standing in a cramped hallway outside a courtroom in Sacramento, he and his wife, Kathy, had just won the first round in their lawsuit against former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for not telling them that he was shortening the prison sentence of Esteban Nuñez, who was involved in murdering their son Luis three years ago near a fraternity party at San Diego State University.

And there in the hallway, the Santoses saw him — with his hand on his heart amid a rabid swarm of reporters: Esteban Nuñez's father, former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez. To them and many others, he was talking shit.

"When you're dealing with a district attorney," Nuñez told reporters, "like we did in San Diego, who clearly, you know, has aspirations and has always had aspirations for higher office, the approach that they took to my son's case, and in particular to him, irrespective of the facts of the actual case — they picked on my son from day one."



CBS Sacramento: "Schwarzenegger To Be Sued Over Marsy’s Law"

estaban nunez, marsy's law, Governor Schwarzenegger, Santos family

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The family of a college student who was stabbed to death two years ago plans to file a lawsuit on Thursday in Sacramento Superior Court against Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Santos family of northern California will claim that former Governor Schwarzenegger violated their constitutional rights.

Just hours before leaving office, Arnold Schwarzenegger reduced the prison time for the son of politician and friend Fabian Nunez, the former Speaker of the Assembly. Esteban Nunez was serving 16 years for manslaughter in the death of college student Luis Santos.

Schwarzenegger commuted Nunez’s sentence down to seven years in prison, angering Santos family members, who were never notified, they say in violation of Marsy’s Law.