Message from the Director
Welcome to our first edition of Project Press!
Texas is one of the epicenters of death penalty litigation in this country - in terms of both numbers of executions, and the creative litigation that is generated as a result. Not surprisingly, the situation in Texas presents particular and pressing needs.
In 2002 attorneys at Patton Boggs volunteered to represent Tony Barksdale, a death row prisoner in Alabama without counsel. Two years later, shareholder and volunteer lawyer Steven Schneebaum left Patton Boggs and joined Greenberg Traurig but retained a strong commitment and interest in continuing to work on the case.
It has been 25 years since the first lethal injection (LI) occurred in the UnitedStates, but increasing concern over the procedure has resulted in de facto moratoriums across the country this past year.
Project Press is the newsletter of the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project. Each issue contains news about the Project, clients in need of pro bono assistance, death penalty cases and opinions, training opportunities, and much more!