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Judge's decision brings to light problems in Georgia Capital Defender program

...wrote that the Johnson case is indefinitely continued until he receives instruction from the Georgia Supreme Court.Stephen Bright, a law professor at Yale University and one of the forces behind the creation of the Georgia Capital Defender Office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-07-14/judges-decision-brings
Caseloads, funding main reasons for death penalty case delays, say capital defenders

...2005 and today's work by capital defenders is "a little greater than the difference between night and day," said Stephen Bright, a senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights.Critics have called the long delays excuses with the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-07-27/caseloads-funding-main
Capital defender system advocate admits errors

...two attorneys for capital murder defendant Tony O. Grubbs but asserted that the defense team is still on track.Stephen Bright, the president and senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights and a professor at Yale Law School, faced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2011-07-21/capital-defender-syste
Public defenders oppose 'conflict case' rule proposal

...It's about them trying to change things in midstream."But supporters of the rule change downplay the cost. Stephen Bright of the Southern Center for Human Rights said the proposal would fulfill the Constitution's promise of equal justice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-01-10/public-defenders-oppos
Ga.'s system to defend the poor still reeling

...for his defense, and he has had no attorneys to defend him for more than two years.Weis' appellate attorney, Stephen Bright, likened his client's situation to an amateur baseball team taking on a professional one."You can't have a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2010-03-11/gas-system-defend-poor
Crime & courts | Crime & Courts
Electric chair becomes rarity

...been used in its place since. The electric chair was last used in Georgia to execute David Cargill in June 1998. Stephen Bright, the director of the anti-death penalty Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, said the decision to eliminate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/20/met_416173.shtml
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Indigent advocates fear shift

...handled cases for 857 clients last year. "Things are so bad that something's going to have to be done," said Stephen Bright, the director of the Southern Center for Human Rights, which helps poor defendants in Georgia. During the campaign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/23/met_360149.shtml
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Across Georgia

...feel intense pain. Wallace Fugate is scheduled to die by injection tonight for killing his wife, Pattie, in 1991. Stephen Bright, Mr. Fugate's attorney, said that prisoners are given a pain-numbing drug that lasts only three or four minutes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/14/met_352522.shtml
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How the law is carried out varies from place to place

...criminal laws or have been accused of sleeping during murder trials. "It's a complete patchwork hodgepodge," said Stephen Bright, whose Southern Poverty Law Center assists poor defendants in Georgia. "We're way behind everyone else." Leaders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/30/met_347311.shtml
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Georgia Supreme Court rules electrocution unconstitutional

...smoke, fire and burning flesh that almost every other modern society in the world has abandoned," said attorney Stephen Bright, who argued the case against the electric chair. The state had argued that electrocution brought immediate unconsciousness...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/05/met_324055.shtml
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