Gary Cone and the Death Penalty

, New York Law Journal

Paul Shechtman, a partner at Stillman, Friedman & Shechtman and an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School where he teaches Evidence, writes that it has been 27 years since Gary Cone was sentenced to death for murdering an elderly couple. In those years, Mr. Shechtman notes, Cone's case has been heard by the U.S. Supreme Court three times - a saga that speaks loudly (and poorly) about our criminal justice system.

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