Because Georgia cannot "ensure fairness and accuracy in every capital case," it should implement a moratorium on executions and death penalty prosecutions, an ABA study says. The study said that Georgia capital jurors often misunderstand the applicable burden of proof for mitigation. The report also criticized Georgia for not appointing counsel for state habeas proceedings, noting that only Georgia and Alabama do not provide indigent death penalty defendants with attorneys in such proceedings.
Stop Ga. Death Penalty Until Problems Solved, Report Says
February 1, 2006