October 21, 2007
Death Penalty Reform Discussion Nov. 1
Robert Dunham, director of training for the Capital Habeas Unit of the Pennsylvania Capital Representation Project, will discuss reforms proposed by the American Bar Association's Pennsylvania Death Penalty Assessment Team at the Thursday, Nov. 1 meeting of the Civil Rights Committee.
Dunham has represented death row inmates in all of Pennsylvania's state and federal appeal and post-conviction courts, and has helped to obtain more than 225 stays of execution and to reverse more than 60 unconstitutional capital convictions or death sentences. He helped to develop the legal challenge to Philadelphia's racially discriminatory application of the death penalty and was on the legal teams that won the first reversals ever by Pennsylvania's state and federal courts of capital convictions that were the product of racial discrimination in jury selection.
The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th Floor Board Room of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $7.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP for this program.