Because Georgia cannot “ensure fairness and accuracy in every capital case,” it should implement a moratorium on executions and death penalty prosecutions, an American Bar Association study states.
Anne S. Emanuel, a Georgia State University College of Law associate dean who chaired the 21-member ABA team, said the state government should stop working on capital cases until it can address problems with jurors’ application of mitigation evidence and the lack of free habeas corpus lawyers for indigent death row inmates.
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