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Monday, February 20, 2006

Kenneth Starr's Client Faces Execution Today

Former special prosecutor Kenneth Starr recently voiced concerns about the way the death penalty is being applied. Starr, who now serves as Dean of the Pepperdine Law School, is assisting in the representation of death row inmate Michael Morales, who is scheduled for execution today in California. Starr said, "Society is not equipped to handle death penalty cases because of resources. Large law firms are not willing at this stage to take these cases on, at a cost of many thousands of dollars, in order to make sure that if the public wants the death penalty, it is not administered with arbitrariness and caprice." More. . . [Mark Godsey]

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