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The Resource Litigating in the shadow of death : defense attorneys in capital cases, Welsh S. White

Litigating in the shadow of death : defense attorneys in capital cases, Welsh S. White

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Litigating in the shadow of death : defense attorneys in capital cases
Title
Litigating in the shadow of death
Title remainder
defense attorneys in capital cases
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Welsh S. White
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Language
eng
Summary
"Anyone who cares about capital punishment should read this compelling, lucid account of the obstacles defense attorneys face and the strategies they adopt."--John Parry, University of Pittsburgh School of Law"With its compelling narratives of cases, strategies, and ethical dilemmas, Litigating in the Shadow of Deathis difficult to put down. ... This pathbreaking book encapsulates the experience of the most respected capital defenders in America and shows how they save even the worst of the worst from execution. It also shows how sleeping and otherwise incompetent lawyers bring death sentences to their clients. Litigating in the Shadow of Deathexplores the lawyers' tasks at every stage of the criminal process--investigation, client interviewing, conferring with victims' families, plea bargaining, trial, appeal, and post-conviction proceedings."--Albert W. Alschuler, Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Criminology, University of Chicago"A unique and profoundly important contribution to the literature on the death penalty. White allows the leading capital defense attorneys to speak in their own voices. His work reveals a new source of arbitrariness in the death system--whether the penalty is imposed turns more on who is your lawyer than on how evil was your deed or your character. Litigating in the Shadow of Deathoffers concrete guidelines for better lawyering, protection of the innocent, and understanding the artistry of the best capital attorneys. This is vivid, gripping stuff."--Andrew Taslitz, Professor of Law, Howard University"A most illuminating book by a splendid writer and an eminent critic of the capital punishment system."--Yale Kamisar, Professor of Law, University of San Diego"Welsh White has written another excellent book on the death penalty--this one on how defense attorneys in capital cases successfully prevent the state from executing their clients. Based on original research, Litigating in the Shadow of Deathis informative and insightful. This is a book that all serious students of American capital punishment must read."--Richard Leo, University of California, IrvineWelsh S. Whitewas Bessie McKee Walthour Endowed Chair and Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh
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digitized
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1940-
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White, Welsh S.
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Capital punishment
  • Defense (Criminal procedure)
  • Peine de mort
  • Défense (Procédure pénale)
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • Capital punishment
  • Defense (Criminal procedure)
  • United States
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Litigating in the shadow of death : defense attorneys in capital cases, Welsh S. White
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The role of defense lawyers in capital cases -- Effective assistance of counsel in capital cases -- Defending capital defendants who are innocent -- Defending capital defendants who have strong claims of innocence -- Defending a capital defendant in an aggravated case -- Plea bargaining in capital cases -- Seeking postconviction relief in capital cases -- Concluding observations
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ocn593241754
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1 online resource (viii, 219 pages)
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online
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9780472099115
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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9780472099115
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22573/ctt1djcn96
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)593241754
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Litigating in the shadow of death : defense attorneys in capital cases, Welsh S. White
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The role of defense lawyers in capital cases -- Effective assistance of counsel in capital cases -- Defending capital defendants who are innocent -- Defending capital defendants who have strong claims of innocence -- Defending a capital defendant in an aggravated case -- Plea bargaining in capital cases -- Seeking postconviction relief in capital cases -- Concluding observations
Control code
ocn593241754
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 219 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472099115
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780472099115
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1djcn96
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593241754
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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