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Andrew Cohen of The Atlantic pens article on the Warren Lee Hill case

"Condemned Georgia prisoner Warren Lee Hill came within 30 minutes of being executed Tuesday night -- came within 30 minutes of becoming a reluctant martyr to a constitutional principle the United States Supreme Court first announced in 2002 in a case styled Atkins v. Virginia: Thou shalt not execute the mentally retarded.

President and Rosalyn Carter again call on Georgia to halt execution of mentally disabled prisoner Warren Lee Hill

As Resource Center client Warren Lee Hill's execution loomed on February 19, 2013, the Carter family issued an urgent press release calling on the execution to be halted: "Georgia should not violate its own prohibition against executing individuals with serious diminished capacity." 

Resource Center client Warren Lee Hill granted stay of execution by 11th Circuit

"Condemned killer Warren Lee Hill, whose mental retardation claims have attracted international attention, was spared execution Tuesday night with less than an hour to go before he was to be put to death."  Click here for the full report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.  

Georgia Resource Center Wins GACDL 2012 Indigent Defense Award

This November, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers awarded the Georgia Resource Center its 2012 Indigent Defense Award: "Awarded for voicing the rights of everyone, not just the few; for demonstrating amazing persistence; and for being lawyers where even lawyers fear to tread."  The award was presented to Resource Center Director Brian Kammer at the 2012 GACDL conference in Young Harris, Georgia, on November 3, 2012.  Congratulations to the Resource Center staff, past and present!

New York Times Pans Georgia Capital Case Involving Drunk Trial Attorney

The New York Times editorial board weighed in on an 11th Circuit Federal Appeals Court ruling upholding the death sentence of Resource Center client Robert Wayne Holsey even though his trial attorney was drunk while representing him at his capital trial.

Georgia Supreme Court halts the execution of Warren Lee Hill, Jr.

On Monday, July 23, 2012, with approximately an hour to go before the execution of Warren Lee Hill, Jr., was to be carried out, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a stay of execution.

President of American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities calls on Supreme Court to stop Warren Hill's execution.

Dr. Margaret Nygren, President of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) authored an essay in the Huffington Post about the case of Warren Lee Hill, Jr., a mentally retarded Georgia prisoner facing execution.  

Board Denies Clemency to Mentally Disabled Prisoner Scheduled for Execution

This morning Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency to Warren Lee Hill, a man found to have mental retardation.  The AJC reports.

Peach Pundit Urges Clemency for Warren Lee Hill

On Friday, July 13, 2012, the conservative Peach Pundit blog strongly urged the Board of Pardons and Paroles to grant clemency to Warren Lee Hill:

New York Times runs editorial in support of clemency for Warren Hill

The New York Times called for clemency for mentally retarded Georgia inmate Warren Lee Hill, scheduled for execution July 18, 2012.

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