April 23, 2007
ABA releases Tennessee capital moratorium report
Thanks to ODPI and this local news article, I see that the American Bar Association's Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project has released this massive report on Tennessee's capital punishment system. The report runs 400+ pages its 39-page executive summary can be accessed at this link. According to the newspaper account, the ABA report stresses that there are "[t]oo many blacks on death row, bad lawyers representing the accused, and good ones faltering under the demands of heavy caseloads" in Tennessee.
Some prior posts (and concerns) about the ABA's moratorium project:
- ABA produces mega-report assailing Florida's death penalty
- ABA calls for death penalty moratorium in Alabama
- ABA report calls for Georgia DP moratorium
- Two (long) reports on problems administering the death penalty
April 23, 2007 at 11:06 AM | Permalink
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The ABA swallows whole the utterly moronic "geographic disparity" argument in many of these state surveys. That pretty much tanks any credibility they may have.
Posted by: federalist | Apr 23, 2007 12:32:39 PM