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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
Speaker condemns U.S. executions

...opponent of the death penalty. "There's a growing unease with the death penalty, even in the United States," said Stephen Bright, director of the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights, a legal project that defends people facing the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/19/met_287995.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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Lawyers rally for public defenders

...attorneys that once represented Georgia's indigent. "This is not about the right of lawyers to have a job," said Stephen Bright, the director of the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights. "It's about the right of clients to be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/25/met_466971.shtml
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Across Georgia

...The state Department of Correction scheduled Mr. Fugate to be killed Friday night. Mr. Fugate's attorney, Stephen Bright, was waiting for a last-chance appeal from the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the execution. Mr. Fugate was convicted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/17/met_353146.shtml
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Indigent-defense reform gets surprise win

...appointed by a board that will oversee the quality of indigent defense statewide. "This is a huge step forward," said Stephen Bright, the director of the Southern Center for Human Rights, which has sued at least two Georgia judicial circuits over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/30/met_371203.shtml
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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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Cuts hurt state defender office

...are losing their experience. This began with so much optimism. Its terribly disappointing in that regard," said Stephen Bright, the president of the Southern Center for Human Rights, a nonprofit law firm representing prisoners, poor people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/03/16/met_191206.shtml
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Public defender shakeup delayed

...consistently unprepared to represent Georgia's poor defendants."It would be step back in the wrong direction," said Stephen Bright of the Southern Center for Human Rights, one of the system's biggest critics. "It just makes for a very splintered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-04-23/public-defender-shakeup-delay
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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