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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

"Alabama judge opposed to death penalty set for ethics trial"

From AP, via NACDL's news-of-interest:

An Alabama judge accused of violating judicial rules with her comments and actions in death penalty cases — including a 2016 scathing order that listed concerns with how capital punishment is decided— went before a disciplinary court Monday on ethics charges.=

Jefferson County Circuit Judge Tracie Todd, who ruled the state’s capital punishment law unconstitutional five years ago, is accused of abandoning the “detachment and neutrality” required of a judge. She is also accused of being improperly embroiled in the issue of the death penalty and of flouting state appellate court precedent and directives.

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