Cost of GA's Death Penalty Argued in Supreme Court

posted Nov 22, 2009, 7:30 PM by James Clark   [ updated Aug 31, 2012, 8:29 AM by GFADP staff ]
On November 10, 2009, Stephen Bright of the Southern Center for Human Rights argued before the State Supreme Court on behalf of Jamie Weis, a young man with serious mental health issues who has gone more than 3 years without a lawyer while facing a death penalty trial.  Mr. Bright argued that if Georgia cannot afford to provide legal counsel for all defendants in death penalty cases, it cannot afford to have a death penalty.

Click here for coverage from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Click here for a video of Mr. Bright's argument.