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Time: In Death-Penalty Cases, Innocence Has to Matter PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May. 25, 2010, By Adam Cohen

Hank Skinner, who is on death row in Texas, had a simple request. Before the state took his life, he wanted to test DNA evidence from the crime scene that could prove he was wrongly convicted. Texas prosecutors, whose love for the death penalty is legendary, refused.

Skinner then sued, claiming that federal civil rights laws gave him a constitutional right to do the testing. A federal appeals court ruled against him.
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Reception Honoring Sen. Floyd McKissick, Jr. PDF Print E-mail
Let's celebrate! NC State Senator Floyd McKissick, Jr. of Durham was a champion of the NC Racial Justice Act in the NC Senate. NC Gov. Bev Perdue signed the act into law in August 2009.

Join People of Faith Against the Death Penalty at a reception celebrating the efforts of this legislative leader who ensured passage of this model legislation.
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A Lawyer Known Best for Losing Capital Cases PDF Print E-mail
By Adam Liptak
The New York Times

WASHINGTON — A good way to end up on death row in Texas is to be accused of a capital crime and have Jerry Guerinot represent you.

Twenty of Mr. Guerinot’s clients have been sentenced to death. That is more people than are awaiting execution in about half of the 35 states that have the death penalty.
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