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Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

2002

Death-row volunteers

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Sectarian Reflections On Lawyers' Ethics And Death-Row Volunteers, Richard W. Garnett Jan 2002

Sectarian Reflections On Lawyers' Ethics And Death-Row Volunteers, Richard W. Garnett

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What should lawyers think about and respond to death-row volunteers? When a defendant accused of a capital crime attempts to plead guilty, or instructs his lawyer not to present a particular defense; when a convicted killer refuses to permit the introduction of potentially life-saving mitigating evidence - or even urges the jury to impose a death sentence - at the sentencing phase of a death-eligible case; when a condemned inmate refuses to file, or to appeal the denial of, habeas corpus and other post-conviction petitions for relief; when he elects not to object to a particular capital-punishment method, to call …