Marc Bookman

Atlantic Center for Capital Representation

Marc Bookman appears in the following:

The Supreme Court Gets It Wrong, and An Innocent Man Fights for Exoneration

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled that the state was under no obligation to preserve potentially useful evidence for trial, and an innocent man had to fight for his exoneration.

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A Man May be Executed Because An Alcoholic Lawyer Botched His Case

Thursday, May 01, 2014

In 1997, a Georgia jury imposed a death sentence on Robert Wayne Holsey for murdering a sheriff’s deputy. Holsey’s defense was led by Andy Price, an alcoholic attorney who drank a quart of vodka a night during the trial, faced his own criminal charges and was eventually disbarred and sentenced to prison for stealing from one of his clients. The death penalty is temporarily on hold in Georgia pending a ruling on whether the public is entitled to know how lethal injection drugs are made and who is providing them for executions. Marc Bookman, director of the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation, looks at Holsey’s case and some of the problems with private court-appointed counsel in death penalty trials. His article “This Man Is About to Die Because an Alcoholic Lawyer Botched His Case” is in Mother Jones.

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How Crazy Is Too Crazy for the Death Penalty?

Friday, February 15, 2013

Marc Bookman, longtime capital defense lawyer, talks about the case of Andre Thomas in Texas and looks at the moral and legal contradictions around executing people who are mentally ill. Bookman has been a death penalty lawyer since 1993, and now runs the Atlantic Center for Capital representation, a nonprofit devoted to capital defense. His article “How Crazy Is Too Crazy for the Death Penalty?” appears in Mother Jones Magazine.

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