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High Court to Hear Md. Death Row Appeal

Date: November 19, 2002
Authors: Nurith C. Aizenman and Charles Lane
QUOTE: "Very serious questions have been raised about the system, about its impartiality," Glendening said. He said the system disproportionately punishes black killers of white victims.

ABSTRACT: An appeal to the Supreme Court questions a death row inmate’s legal representation, stating that counsel had no previous death sentence experience and was not prepared to adequately represent the defendant. The appeal has also shed light on issues concerning the sentencing of convicts; because so many of those who are sentenced to die are black, it is becoming obvious that there is a problem with the sentencing system.
--- C. Heimbuch-Skaley

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