Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Death penalty expert to speak

Death penalty expert to speak

March 27. 2007 8:00AM

Stephen Bright, president and senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, will speak about the death penalty at Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord in April.

Bright's presentation, "The Death Penalty and the Society We Want," is the 11th in a series of lectures that honor Frank Rowe Kenison, chief justice of New Hampshire from 1952 to 1977.

Bright has represented people facing the death penalty at trial and on appeal, as well as prisoners in challenges to inhumane conditions and practices. He has written numerous articles on the right to counsel, racial discrimination in the legal system, and judicial independence, and he has testified before congressional committees. In 2005, the work of the Southern Center for Human Rights was the subject of a documentary, Fighting for Life in the Death Belt.

Bright will speak on April 9 at 7 p.m. at the law school. His lecture is open to the public and free of charge.

Monitor staff report

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