NEW YORK: CRISIS IN THE FEDERAL DEATH PENALTY

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NEW YORK: CRISIS IN THE FEDERAL DEATH PENALTY

Post  Jennie on Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:02 pm

NEW YORK:

THE NYC BAR ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT AND THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES PRESENT: CRISIS IN THE FEDERAL DEATH PENALTY


Monday, August 11: 10 a.m. to Noon at NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

There's been a marked increase in federal death penalty prosecutions during the last 8 years. What has caused this? What systemic problems has this revealed & exacerbated? What are solutions? An superb panel with various experiences & perspectives tackles these issues.

FEATURING: HONORABLE FREDERICK BLOCK, United States District Judge, EDNY.

......-Judge Block has presided over several capital trials and authored an op-ed column in The New York Times, critical of DOJ capital policy.

LORETTA E. LYNCH, partner at Hogan & Hartson and former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

JEAN BARRETT, partner at Ruhnke & Barrett, experienced capital defense attorney and Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel.

MICHAEL MANNHEIMER, professor, Salmon P. Chase College of Law and author of When the Federal Death Penalty is Cruel and Unusual.

Moderated by RUSSELL NEUFELD, Law Office of Russell Neufeld and former Attorney-in-Charge of the Capital Division of The Legal Aid Society.

(source: NY Bar Association)
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