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Profiles in Justice: Lawyers Working To Defeat The Death Penalty

Publication Date: 
September 21, 2008
Source: 
San Francisco Attorney
Author: 
Leslie A. Gordon

Professor Lawrence C. Marshall, director of the Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford, is profiled in a San Francisco Attorney piece about attorneys who are noted for their stance against the death penalty. He is quoted:

... his passion extends “way beyond the innocence issue,” he says. “Even within the pool of guilty people, the prevalence of mental illness and unspeakable stories of abuse is staggering. Not to mention the poor lawyering and the impact of race on the death penalty. These are pathetic souls, tragic victims, people who get no help and no intervention. Once you’re educated about who is on death row, there’s less and less support for killing them.”