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Marc Bookman, director of the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation reported on the state of representation for capital defendants.

Philadelphia Events on 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright guaranteeing right to court appointed counsel for indigent defendants.

Click for information on the case from oyez.org   Click for PDF of  Gideon events.

Judge Herron’s letter on new rates for capital appointments.  Click for PDF of Judge Herron’s letter

Proposed amendment to Rule 802, Pa.R.Crim.Pro., regarding notice of mitigating circumstances in capital cases.   Click for proposed changes to Rule 802

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