National Press Club

Death Penalty Study

October 29, 2007

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Run time: 61 minutes

Legal scholars and public officials spoke about a three-year study on the administration of the death penalty, the quality of prosecution and defense cases, standards of evidence used in capital cases, and the appeals process in several states. They also spoke about the recommendation of the study for a federal moratorium on executions due to several problems found in the administration of the death penalty. They also answered questions from reporters in the audience.