EJI Director Testifies at United States Senate Hearing


On April 8, 2008, EJI Executive Director Bryan Stevenson testified before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution on “The Adequacy of Representation in Capital Cases.” Using specific cases involving drunk, abusive, inexperienced and underfunded trial and appellate lawyers, he illustrated how inadequate legal representation undermines the reliability and fairness of convictions and sentences in death penalty cases.