News Update 3.16.07

March 16, 2007

North Carolina

In Wilmington, State seeks death penalty against 18-year-old. Unclear why convenience store shooting has been deemed one of “the most egregious cases in the community.”

Sen. Berger keeps pushing the General Assembly, but Gov. Easley’s office says to let the courts handle it. (Scroll down to “Aid Sought for Doctors.”)

The News & Observer tells Republican lawmakers where to stick their fearmongering.

On Friday, March 23rd at 9:30 am, Bryan Stevenson (the executive director of the Alabama death penalty and poverty law firm The Equal Justice Initiative) will be speaking in Room 2003 of Duke Hospital North. The lecture, entitled “Confronting Injustice,” is presented by Duke’s Department of Social Work.


Commentary from Concurring Opinions on the Ninth Circuit’s recent decision upholding a competent defendant’s right to waive further appeals.

In Maryland, bill to repeal death penalty falls one vote short in committee. Moratorium still stands.

In New York, a federal judge speaks out about the Justice Department’s capital crusade.


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