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On Thursday March 25, 2010 the Project will hold a special event in Washington, DC at the law offices of Sidley Austin LLP, 1501 K Street NW, from 4:00 until 6:00 PM.
In September 2004 a twenty-four-year-old Arizona man was convicted and sentenced to death. His petition for certiori was denied on January 7, 2008. Since that time the prisoner has been unrepresented and therefore unable to enter post-conviction proceedings.
Volunteer attorneys at Bingham first accepted a death penalty case from the Project in 2005.
Justin Michael Wolfe was sentenced to death for allegedly ordering the execution of a Virginia drug dealer. Last month the court granted Mr. Wolfe an evidentiary hearing on the basis of new evidence presented by his volunteer law firm.
Nov. 9, 2009: Bobby v. Van Hook Jan. 12, 2010: Smith v. Spisak Jan. 19, 2010: Abu-Jamal v. Pennsylvania Jan. 20, 2010: Wood v. Allen Mar. 1, 2010: Holland v. Florida
The economic crisis in the United States is having profound consequences for indigent capital defense in Georgia. Several capital defendants have waited more than four years for their trials to commence due to insufficient funds to pay for legal representation. The state nevertheless continues to seek the death penalty.