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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Ken Starr's Pro Bono Capital Litigation

Former special prosecutor and D.C. Circuit judge Kenneth Starr, now dean of Pepperdine, is representing a Virginia man who he says was unfairly sent to death row. Said Starr: "the death penalty has to be administered with the utmost caution and reserved for the gravest offenses. This is not that kind of case. Robin Lovitt maintains his innocence, and evidence that might prove his innocence has been destroyed. I'm very distressed by that.... Society had better be absolutely certain before they put someone to death who is maintaining his innocence. I feel very passionately about that." News here and here.   Here's information about Starr's client on a pen pal site. [Jack Chin].

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