News Update 3.26.07

March 26, 2007

North Carolina

Defense attorney Kirk Osborn passed away this weekend at the age of 64. Kirk represented over a dozen capital defendants, and through his efforts, all of their lives were spared.

Elsewhere

Amnesty International on the impending execution of Vincent Gutierrez.

The Associated Press on corruption and error in state crime labs.

The Chicago Tribune changes its position and calls for the abolition of the death penalty.

The Nation on the death penalty’s role in the U.S. Attorney scandal.

For NYT Select subscribers, an article on Alabama, the only state that does not provide counsel to inmates on death row.


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