S. F. No. 18523
39 Cal. 2d 230; 246 P.2d 38; 1952
Commutation of sentence was in nature of a favor and could be granted upon conditions. Therefore, it was within governor's power to commute death sentence to life without parole even though no such statutory penalty existed for murder conviction.
Carter, Jesse W., "Green v. Gordon [DISSENT]" (1952). Jesse Carter Opinions. Paper 375.