Whew. I expected to have a half a day today but that didn't work out. Just getting home now but I'm looking at two whole weeks off. Meanwhile, for my Happy Valley readers, this just in.
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THIS EVENT:These folks are all dear to me and are great public speakers. I would encourage anyone who is free to attend the event.
THE DEATH PENALTY IN HAMPSHIRE COUNTY: FROM DALEY AND HALLIGAN TO TODAY'S FEDERAL COURT
MONDAY, APRIL 10, 7:00 P.M. FIRST CHURCHES, MAIN STREET, NORTHAMPTON
THE PANELISTS AND PRESENTERS:
DAVID HOOSE is the leading anti-death penalty defense lawyer in Massachusetts. He has defended, among other capital defendants, Kristen Gilbert, the nurse recently tried in federal court in Springfield for capital murder for deaths at the VA Hospital in Leeds.
MARTINA JACKSON is the Executive Director of Massachusetts Citizens Against the Dealth Penalty.
JUDGE W.MICHAEL RYAN is an historian, expert on the case of Daley and Halligan.
RICHARD MORAN is a professor at Mount Holyoke College, is a national expert on the death penalty.
Bill Newman will be the moderator for the event as Western Mass. Director of the ACLU (and as a lawyer who has done some capital defense work with Buz Eisenberg and David Hoose in the South).