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California death penalty agency gets new chief

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Longtime California state Public Defender Michael Hersek has been named chief of the state agency that leads defense of California's death row inmates in the appellate courts.

In a move announced on Friday, Hersek replaces Michael Laurence, who stepped down as director of the state Habeas Corpus Resource Center this fall after heading the agency since its creation in 1998. Hersek already has been heavily involved in death penalty law for many years as head of the state defender's office since 2004, but now takes over a staff of about 30 attorneys that works only on the late, crucial stages of trying to contest death sentences in the California Supreme Court and federal courts.

Read the whole story at Mercury News

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