I am not surprised by Jerry Brown's opposition to the death penalty and his sabotaging the law. When he appointed Rose Bird, he knew she was opposed to the death penalty and would vote in every case against affirming a death verdict regardless of the facts and the law.
Attorney Harris swore to uphold the law, but then she sends one of her minions to oppose imposition of the death penalty on the technicality that the three drug protocol must be approved by the courts. Rather than supporting the death penalty, she undermines its imposition.
Frankly, I would not be surprised if Jerry Brown doesn't commute all death sentences if the initiative fails this fall to end capital punishment.