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Prof. Eric M. Freedman Quoted in Vice Story on Death Row Inmates Deserted by Their Lawyers

Eric M. Freedman, Siggi B. Wilzig Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Rights

When Your Lawyer Abandons You on Death Row
By Casey Tolan
Vice.com
Feb. 6, 2017

Excerpt:

And it’s not just a Texas issue, although the state seems to have a disproportionate number of cases that involve some form of lawyer abandonment. “It is an outrageous and scandalous problem in the system,” said Eric Freedman, a Hofstra Law School professor who studies capital punishment. “There’s no question in the world that people are being killed under the radar screen without adequate representation.”

Read the full article on the Vice website.

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