Recommended Titles and Treatises

Capital writs

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by Roe Wilson. Texas District and County Attorneys Association. 2002.
234 pages.

Capital Writs gives prosecutors an easy-to-use guide for understanding and responding to post-conviction writs of habeas corpus in death penalty cases. Author Roe Wilson, assistant DA in Harris County, has incorporated her years of practical experience and included forms, charts, case law, and suggestions. Capital Writs covers the relevant timelines in writs under CCP Article 11.071, procedural and substantive advice on answering a capital defendant’s writ, setting execution dates, clemency proceedings, and cutting-edge death penalty appeal issues such as competency to be executed, DNA testing and preservation of evidence, and mental retardation.

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