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Harvard Law Study Singles Out Harris County for Poor Handling of Death Penalty Cases 

A Harvard Law School study reports that racial bias, over-aggressive prosecutions and inadequate representation for poor defendants plague Harris County’s handling of death penalty cases. We discuss the study with Jeffrey Newberry, a legal clinic supervisor at the University of Houston Law Center, and Ana Otero, a professor of law at Texas Southern University’s Thurgood […]

Houston Matters microphonesA Harvard Law School study reports that racial bias, over-aggressive prosecutions and inadequate representation for poor defendants plague Harris County’s handling of death penalty cases.

We discuss the study with Jeffrey Newberry, a legal clinic supervisor at the University of Houston Law Center, and Ana Otero, a professor of law at Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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