Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Anatomy of a Death Penalty Case - updated

This event will be at 12:30 in Room G85.


The Anatomy of a Death Penalty Case
with Professor Keir Weyble
Where: Room G85

When: 12:30 on Friday 3/4/2011

Presented as part of Cornell NLG's annual Week Against the Death Penalty

Professor Weyble is Director of Death Penalty Litigation and Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. He has represented prisoners in capital cases in the state and/or federal courts of Alabama, Indiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia, and has served as co-counsel for the prisoner in four habeas corpus cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Sponsored by NLG
Co-Sponsored by: Death Penalty Project, GPSAFC, and CLSA
Open to the Graduate Community

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Week Against the Death Penalty Events (updated)

Here is info for the last two events!
Don't forget to stop by our table in the Foyer to sign clemency petitions!





Lethal Injection: Emerging Issues
Lucy Larkins of Reprieve
Where: Saperston Student Lounge
When: 12:15 on Thursday 3/3/2011
Sponsored by NLG
Co-Sponsored by: Death Penalty Project, GPSAFC, and CLSA
Open to the Graduate Community


Lucy Larkins works for Reprieve, an international non-profit organization that provides direct services to defendants facing the death penalty in states with underfunded capital defense systems. Ms. Larkins will discuss the effect of the shortage of sodium thiopental, a key ingredient in lethal injection mixtures, on the death penalty in the United States and the defense of foreign nationals who are subject to the death penalty in the United States.


The Anatomy of a Death Penalty Case
Who: Professor Keir Weyble
When: 12:30 on Friday 3/4/11
Where: Room G85
Sponsored by NLG
Co-Sponsored by: Death Penalty Project, GPSAFC, and CLSA
Open to the Graduate Community



Professor Weyble is Director of the Death Penalty Project and Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. He has represented prisoners in capital cases in the state and/or federal courts of Alabama, Indiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia, and has served as co-counsel for the prisoner in four habeas corpus cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cornell NLG's Annual Week Against the Death Penalty

Cornell NLG is planning five events for our annual Week Against the Death Penalty.
Here is info for the first three! More info to follow...



We will also be tabling in the Foyer--where you can learn about the death penalty from an international perspective and also sign clemency petitions. Please stop by!






Film Screening: DEADLINE
Where: Saperston Student Lounge
When: 4:30 on Monday 2/28/2011


Sponsored by NLG
Co-Sponsored by: GPSAFC and CLSA
Open to the Graduate Community

Illinois, Fall 2002: Governor George Ryan faces shocking findings about flaws in his state’s capital punishment system that call his long-held beliefs into question. Suddenly, he must make one of the most difficult decisions of his life—to ignore this disturbing evidence, or to transform the entire Illinois capital punishment system. The stakes of this decision are the lives of over 170 people, and Ryan’s own political career. And he has only a few months to issue his final decision. Deadline, captures the ensuing dramatic series of events as they unfold.




Ray Krone, Death Row Exoneree
Where: Saperston Student Lounge
When: 3:30 on Tuesday 3/1/2011


Sponsored by NLG
Co-Sponsored by: Death Penalty Project, GPSAFC, and CLSA
Open to the Graduate Community

Ray Krone was convicted of the murder and kidnapping of a thirty-six year old female bartender who was found nude and stabbed to death in Phoenix, Arizona in 1991. At trial, the prosecution relied upon bite mark evidence, but Mr. Krone maintained his innocence. He was sentenced to death and a consecutive 21 year term of imprisonment. After ten years in prison, he was exonerated on the basis of DNA evidence which pointed to another individual as the perpetrator. He is the 100th former death row inmate freed because of innocence since the reinstatement of capital punishment in the United States in 1976.





A Career Against the Death Penalty: Naomi Terr '01
Where: Saperston Student Lounge
When: 12:15 on Wednesday 3/2/2011


Sponsored by NLG
Co-Sponsored by: Public Service Office, GPSAFC, and CLSA
Open to the Graduate Community


Naomi E. Terr received a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993 and is a licensed Master Social Worker. She received a law degree from Cornell Law School in 2001. Ms. Terr has devoted her legal practice exclusively to death penalty defense. A major focus of her work is developing mitigation evidence in capital cases. She has worked extensively in cases with defendants who show evidence of mental retardation. She is also a program attorney with the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program, a program funded by the Foreign Ministry of Mexico to assist Mexican nationals facing the death penalty in the United States. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.