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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Case of Duane Buck

Today we learned that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the case of Duane Buck, who was scheduled to be executed on September 15, 2011.  Here’s a statement […]

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Editorial Support for Buck Stay of Execution

Today’s Austin American Statesman features an editorial in support of last week’s last-minute decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to grant a stay of execution to Duane Buck (“Fairness In […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Stays Execution of Duane Buck

Tonight, at the 11th hour, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily stayed the execution of Duane Buck, pending a conference on his cert petition, which will take place at a later date.  […]

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Duane Buck Seeks Reprieve from Governor Perry

Last night, attorneys for Duane Buck filed a request for a 30-day reprieve from Governor Rick Perry on behalf of Duane Buck, his family, Senator Rodney Ellis, former Assistant District Attorney […]

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Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles Denies Clemency to Duane Buck; Steven Woods Scheduled for Execution Tonight

This afternoon, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommended against clemency for Duane Buck. The following is a statement from Kate Black, attorney for  Mr. Buck: “The Texas Board of Pardons and […]

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Prosecutor in Duane Buck Case Urges Stay of Execution

Today, Linda Geffin, a former Harris County Assistant District Attorney who served as second-chair prosecutor in the capital murder trial of Duane Buck in 1997, called on local and state […]

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Surviving Victim Supports Clemency for Duane Buck

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 7, attorneys for Texas death row inmate Duane Buck will hold a press conference to urge clemency for their client.  Mr. Buck is scheduled for execution on […]

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Clemency Petition for Duane Buck Alleges Racial Bias

Yesterday, August 31, attorneys for Duane Edward Buck filed a clemency petition with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, seeking their intervention in his September 15 execution date.  They […]