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Errors With the Death Penalty

NPR's John Burnett examines the controversy surrounding a study by two law professors that found major errors in almost 70 percent of death penalty cases. The report stated that the errors were serious enough to warrant a retrial. But not all legal scholars agree with the work, or its definition of what an error was. The study titled, A Broken System, reviewed more than 45-hundred death penalty cases from 1973 to 1995.

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