"Specifically, the rule is applicable to Governor Brown, as well as the lowliest citizen," the judges said. "That Governor Brown may believe, contrary to the evidence before this Court, that 'prison crowding (is) no longer . . . inhibit(ing) the delivery of timely and effective health services to inmates,' will not constitute an excuse for his failure to comply with the orders of this Court."
Ernest Galvan, a San Francisco-based attorney representing inmates, called on the state to halt the years of litigation and reduce the prison population to the court-ordered level.
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