Op-Ed: The Death Penalty: Why We Fight for Equal Justice

Spotted in The Atlantic – by ANDREW COHEN – Andrew Cohen has served as chief legal analyst and legal editor for CBS News and won a Murrow Award as one of the nation’s leading legal analysts and commentators. The Buck and Davis cases are a reminder of how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go, on fair and accurate capital punishment in America. Last week, Texas officials refused to halt the execution of Duane Edward Buck even though his 1997 capital murder trial was concededly tainted by unconstitutional racial testimony from an expert witness. The Supreme Court, which temporarily blocked the execution, will review Buck’s case later this month. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Georgia officials plan to…[For full story: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/09/the-death-penalty-why-we-fight-for-equal-justice/245101/ ]

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Op-Ed: The Death Penalty: Why We Fight for Equal Justice

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