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Nevada's Death Penalty: Should It Be Abolished?

Published on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 (12:54 p.m.)

Professor Mary Berkheiser will moderate a debate between David Stanton, Chief Deputy District Attorney with the Clark County District Attorney's Major Violators Unit and Franny Forsman, Retired Federal Public Defender for the District of Nevada to explore whether Nevada's Death Penalty should be abolished. The key concerns to be discussed are: arbitrariness, racial and economic bias, deterrence, and costs.

The event will take place at The Moot Court Facility at The William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV on October 17 at 6:15 to 8:00 p.m. This event is sposored by student organization, The Criminal Law Society and The Nevada Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees may park for free in the North Parking Structure off of Cottage Grove on the 5th and 6th floors.

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