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Capital Defense Journal

The Capital Defense Journal is owned by Washington & Lee University. It is published semiannually by the students in the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse at Washington & Lee University. All material in the Journal is student written.

Recent articles include:

Damien P. Delaney, Better to Let Ten Guilty Men Live: The Presumption of Life - A Principle to Govern Capital Sentencing, 14 Cap. Def. J. 283 (2002).

Kathryn Roe Eldridge, Racial Disparities in the Capital System: Invidious or Accidental, 14 Cap. Def. J. 305 (2002).

Erika L. Patrick, Protecting the Defendant's Right to Fair Trial in the Information Age, 15 Cap. Def. J. 71 (2003).

Edmund P. Power, Too Young to Die: The Juvenile Death Penalty After Atkins v. Virginia, 15 Cap. Def. J. 93 (2003).

The next issue, volume 15, issue 2, of the Journal will include articles on working with victims' survivors and the use of stun belts during capital trials.

Capital Defense Journal
Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse
School of Law
Washington & Lee University
Lexington, Virginia 24450

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