Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Texas Doesn't Lead the Way

Office of last chance: Texas will soon make sure that competent lawyers handle death-row appeals | Editorial | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle: "Death-row appeals are life-and-death matters. Starting next year, Texas will finally make sure that they're done right.

“The status quo has been an international embarrassment,” state Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, said recently, and we agree. Private lawyers appointed by the courts have too often done lousy jobs."

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