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Brief by ex-FBI Director, judges and prosecutor against Texas execution

[JURIST] As reported in Monday's Washington Post, former FBI Director William Sessions, former US Court of Appeals Judges Timothy Lewis and John Gibbons (3rd Circuit) and former US Attorney for Chicago and co-chair of the Illinois Governor's Commission on Capital Punishment Thomas Sullivan have filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court asking it to review the case of Delma Banks, scheduled to be executed in Texas Wednesday. The brief, which focuses on critical questions regarding prosecutorial suppression of evidence and ineffective assistance of counsel at Banks' trial, can be read here [PDF text].

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