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Resource ID: #18742
Subject: Death Penalty
Source: Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.)
Date: July 2001



In a five-part series the Tennessean investigates the fairness of Tennessee's death penalty. The main finding is that the justices are using a flawed computer database of first-degree murder cases to determine the fairness of death sentences. The series reports on the disciplinary records of lawyers who have handled capital cases, and reveals that one in four blacks sentenced to death in the state is sent to the death row by all-white juries.

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