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Justice: The Death Penalty in Alabama
all the actions carried out by the state, none warrants more
cautious implementation and stringent review than the imposition
of the death penalty.
in Alabama, this most solemn responsibility remains fraught with
inconsistencies and inequities. The structure of the state's
criminal justice system and the power given to its trial and
appellate judges compromise and limit the ability of capital
defendants to get a fair trial and appropriate sentencing.
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