State death penalty system needs overhaul, report says

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Pennsylvania needs to make drastic changes to its death penalty system, including preserving biological evidence until an inmate is released or executed, a team of prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges ... via York Dispatch, The York Sunday News

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Lady Lake, FL

#1 Oct 9, 2007
I have not read the report yet. But from the summary it looks like it is a boilerplate study based on forgone conclusions. I HAVE POSTED THIS IN SEVERAL PLACES.

Everyone should be aware of the disclaimer on page 3 of the report: PLEASE NOTE WHAT ORGANIZATION FUNDED PART OF THE STUDY.

"The materials contained herein represent the assessment solely of the ABA Death Penalty Moratorium mplementation Project and the Pennsylvania Death Penalty Assessment
Team and have not been approved by the House of Delegates or the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association and, accordingly, should not be construed as representing the policy of the American Bar Association.
These materials and any forms or agreements herein are intended for educational and informational purposes only.

This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union.

The contents of this report are the sole responsibility of the American Bar Association and can under no Circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European

Significant portions of the research were performed on Westlaw courtesy of West Group.

Copyright 2007, American Bar Association"

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