West Texas Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases May Get Expansion

A Lubbock based capital defense office submitted an application for t $7.65 million grant from the Texas Task Force on Indigent Defense to increase the work of the West Texas Regional Defender for Capital Cases. According to an article by the Avalanche Journal an approved application would expand the West Texas based office to be […]

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Profile On Soon To Be Executed Texas Death Row Inmate, Linda Carty

Bianca Jagger, an international human right’s activist, Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, and the founder and chair of the Biana Jagger Human Rights Foundation, wrote a death row profile in the April 27, 2010 issue of the Huffington Post titled “A Case for the Supreme Court’”. The article highlights the case of Texas death row […]

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Throws Out Two Death Sentences

On Wednesday, April 28, 2010, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals threw out two death sentences, ordering new punishment trials for both. The decision was made in line with changes in punishment evidence rules ordered by the United States Supreme Court in death penalty cases. Roy Gene Smith, a death row inmate for 20 years, […]

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The New York Times Opinion on Supreme Court’s Decision in the Case of Charles Dean Hood

The New York Times wrote an editorial piece this week regarding last week’s decision by the United States Supreme Court’s denial to hear the case of Charles Dean Hood. Hood was convicted of murder in 1990 and sentenced to death; however, the prosecuting district attorney and judge in Hood’s trial had recently ended a romantic […]

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