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2004 Presidential candidates on criminal issues
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Hall of shame: The slickster Barry Tarlow
Lethal injection and the Georgia Supreme Court's new millennium Mike Mears
NACDL News Richard Bing
Obtaining evidence in the United States for use in foreign countries (without using a treaty) Nancy Hollander, John Boyd
Potential, but no opportunity Gregory B. English
Getting around Gideon: The illusions of effective assistance of counsel E.E. (Bo) Edwards
Securing funding for your mitigation specialists Chris Adams
The Georgia Justice Project turns lives around through aggressive defense, holistic relationships Douglas Ammar
The ten commandments of setting and collecting attorney's fees in criminal cases: Redux (Part 2) John Wesley Hall Jr.
Verbatim Hon. Helen Berrigan