Texas to open capital defense office.

Author:Gormsen, Lia
Position:Brief article
 
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Texas will open its first capital defense office to manage appeals for death row inmates, reported the Houston Chronicle. The law was sponsored by state Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, and supported by an unusual alliance between the State Bar of Texas, the Court of Criminal Appeals and public defense advocates. The law came to fruition based on stories of Texas inmates who lost...

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