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You Don't See This Every Day...

Publication Date: 
February 10, 2011
Source: 
The Atlantic
Author: 
Andrew Cohen

Lecturer and U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel is mentioned in the following story by the Atlantic for his decision to tour the newly built execution facilities at California's San Quentin State Prison:

What an extraordinary 24-hour period it's been in the world of the law.

First, on Tuesday, a federal judge in California took a rare tour of the Golden State's new ($900,000) execution facilities at San Quentin State Prison. U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel, who halted capital punishment in California in 2006 because of concerns about poorly trained executioners carrying out "cruel and unusual" executions, spent at least part of his time on site explaining to assembled reporters why he wasn't involved in the latest death penalty controversy: California's public search for sodium thiopental, one of the drugs commonly used in the three-drug lethal injection "cocktail."