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.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Texas Monthly Examines CCA

The November 2004 Texas Monthly has a detailed article on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, titled 'And Justice For Some.'

'Over the past ten years, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has disregarded exculpatory DNA evidence, threats of torture, bad lawyering, and in some cases, all common sense to uphold convicitions in keeping with its tough-on-crime philosophy. Why should toughness steamroll fairness?', the article asks.

You can read the complete article at:

A web extra interview with author Michael Hall is available at TM's homepage,


At 11:33 AM, Blogger Gritsforbreakfast said...

Hey Steve, Good to see your blog up. I just linked to you here.

BTW, blogger lets you embed those links in the text. There's a button above the text field that looks like a chain link. If you highlight text and hit that button, you can link the URL behind the text instead of printing the whole thing. Holler if you can't find it. Scott


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