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Psychol. 412 (1975). 69. See Jim Dwyer, Peter Neufeld, and Barry Scheck, Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution and Other Dispatches from the Wrongly Convicted (2000). 70. Death Penalty Info. , supra note 40. 29 : Second Thoughts Inconsistencies and Contradictions For almost a quarter of a century, support for the death penalty was strong, stable, and passionate. It was central to people’s image of themselves as adamant in their stand against intolerable crime rates and to a whole network of attitudes about crime and the criminal justice system.

Nov. 14, 1999, at 1. This was the first of a five-part series of articles that appeared in the Chicago Tribune from 22 : Gross and Ellsworth that dozens of capital defendants had been represented by attorneys who were later suspended from practice or disbarred and that dozens of death sentences had been obtained using the unreliable testimony of jailhouse informants. ∂∑ In the preceding year, the legislatures in at least six states had considered moratorium resolutions. In Illinois such a resolution was approved by the house of representatives but died in the state senate.

107 (Feb. html. 21 : Second Thoughts discrimination in capital sentencing, and the end of capital punishment for defendants who are mentally retarded or who were condemned for crimes committed before they turned eighteen. Of the issues addressed in the aba resolution, the most potent turned out to be the danger of executing innocent defendants. ∂≠ Over the years, the stories of the more notorious cases of erroneous death sentences had received significant attention from the media, usually when the defendant was released,∂∞ but individual stories could be interpreted as isolated events, or even as evidence of the success of the system of review of capital cases.

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