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Report: No Change in Texas Death Penalty

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Report: No Change in Texas Death Penalty

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Report: No Change in Texas Death Penalty

Report: No Change in Texas Death Penalty

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A Texas law designed to improve fairness in death penalty cases isn't working very well, according to a new report by two non-profit groups, the Equal Justice Center and Texas Defender Service. The report says many of the state's counties aren't developing minimum standards for lawyers who represent indigent defendants accused of capital murder. Janet Heimlich reports.