The one avenue left open

June 1992
U.S. News & World Report;6/1/92, Vol. 112 Issue 21, p10
Highlights the well-publicized execution of Virginian Roger Coleman. The current guiding principle of death-penalty opponents; The execution of Robert Black and Jesus Romero in Texas the week of May 25, 1992; Comments by Steven Hawkins, a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense Fund attorney; Upcoming cases.


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