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On March 25, 2010, the Project held a special event in Washington, DC at Sidley Austin LLP to discuss opportunities for volunteer attorneys to represent prisoners on Death Row without counsel.
The Project is seeking counsel for “RG,” an unrepresented Texas Death Row prisoner in his federal habeas proceedings. RG’s case has received extremely brief consideration by the Texas courts. It is highly unlikely that this is because there are no meritorious issues in the case, but because he has been represented by lackluster counsel who did little or no investigation into the case or RG’s background. The need for volunteer counsel who can conduct a thorough investigation is extremely urgent and work should begin immediately.
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Hood Appeal; Texas Death Row Sentences Tossed; Evidentiary Hearing Set for Troy Davis; Anesthesiologists May Be Penalized for Role in Lethal Injections
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Jenner & Block LLP; King & Spalding LLP
The ABA will hold its Annual Meeting this August in San Francisco, CA. The Project, along with the Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project, will host a panel discussion on the death penalty and international law.
The National Judicial College and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, co-sponsored by the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project, will present a free webcast from San Francisco about Supreme Court case law and the death penalty. This program will be held on June 2, 2010 at 2:00 PM EDT.