StandDown Texas Project

The StandDown Texas Project identifies and advocates best practices in the criminal justice system. To stand down is to go off duty temporarily, especially to review safety procedures. That is what Texas needs to do with its death penalty.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

San Antonio Express News Editorial

In spite of the passage of the Texas Fair Defense Act in 2001, indigent defense in capital murder trials is still lagging. The ineffective representation that helped to wrongly convict Ernest Willis 17 years ago is still too common today.

To read the editorial:

http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/editorials/stories/MYSA102004.06B.willis1ed.49dd0a1.html




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