DNA Testing and the Death Penalty

Witnesses testified about two competing bills designed to ensure the accuracy of convictions in which the death penalty was… read more

Witnesses testified about two competing bills designed to ensure the accuracy of convictions in which the death penalty was imposed. The proposed legislation focused on the use of DNA tests and on qualifications for public defenders in capital cases. Among the issues discussed were different approaches to the problem taken by several states, existing federal guidelines, and the level of competency among defense counsel. These hearings were held after renewed public debate on the death penalty and the release of a report showing 68 percent of death row convictions were eventually overturned. close

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DNA Testing and the Death Penalty

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Program ID:
157679-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 13, 2000
Last Aired:
Jun 17, 2000

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  • Jun 13, 2000 | 7:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 14, 2000 | 5:05am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 16, 2000 | 3:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 17, 2000 | 1:48am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 17, 2000 | 4:43am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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