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LauraBurstein1

Laura Burstein

Communications professional dedicated to criminal justice reform

Washington, D.C.

Joined on 18 May, 2012

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Replying to @davidminpdx: Dozens of members of the United States Congress ask President Biden to commute the sentences of all of the people on feder…

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Dozens of members of the United States Congress ask President Biden to commute the sentences of all of the people on federal death row.

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Replying to @ColumbiaCCCT: "It's time to be bold. It's time to ask for #abolition, not just a moratorium. It's time to ask for @POTUS to clear the r…

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"It's time to be bold. It's time to ask for #abolition, not just a moratorium. It's time to ask for @POTUS to clear the row."
-Lisa Montgomery's attorney, @kelleyjhenry

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Replying to @memphisnews: The presence of an unknown man's DNA in the crime scene evidence comes as attorneys for Pervis Payne work to overturn his…

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Atty Stmt Re: Pervis Payne DNA Testing Results Consistent with Innocence Claim. Read more here:

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The presence of an unknown man's DNA in the crime scene evidence comes as attorneys for Pervis Payne work to overturn his conviction.

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VA’s #deathpenalty is deeply intertwined with the state’s shameful history w/ Jim Crow laws & lynching. It’s time to end this racist practice. Sign the petition to lawmakers here:   #nodeathpenaltyVA

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Read #DustinHiggs’ Attorney Statement Here: 

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#JusticeSotomayor: “Those whom the Government executed during this endeavor deserved more from this Court. I respectfully dissent.”

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“Yet the Court has allowed the United States to execute thirteen people in six months under a statutory scheme and regulatory protocol that have received inadequate scrutiny, without resolving the serious claims the condemned individuals raised.”

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Justice Sotomayor in #DustinHiggs dissent: “The Court has even intervened to lift stays of execution that lower courts put in place, thereby ensuring those prisoners’ challenges would never receive a meaningful airing.” Read more here:

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Justice Sotomayor’s powerful dissent in #DustinHiggs: “Throughout this expedited spree of executions, this Court has consistently rejected inmates’ credible claims for relief.” Read more here:

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Replying to @SCOTUSblog: BREAKING: The Supreme Court allows federal government to proceed with the execution of #DustinHiggs tonight, reversing lowe…

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BREAKING: The Supreme Court allows federal government to proceed with the execution of #DustinHiggs tonight, reversing lower courts that had put the execution on hold. Breyer, Sotomayor & Kagan dissent.

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Attorney statement on the execution of #CoreyJohnson can be read here: 

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#CoreyJohnson’s final statement can be read here:

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Just In: Fourth Circuit Denies #CoreyJohnson Motion for Rehearing on his Claim of Intellectual Disability that No Court has Ever Heard. Attys to Appeal to SCOTUS before tonight’s scheduled execution. Read strong dissent here:

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Breaking: Full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses to Reinstate “COVID” Stays of Execution for #CoreyJohnson and #DustinHiggs. Read order here:

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“Let us move toward love, not hate. The government should not carry out any further executions.” Read powerful op-ed from @OfficialMLK3 in @washingtonpost. #DustinHiggs #CoreyJohnson

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“The federal government should not be needlessly taking more Black lives, and to do so on my father’s birthday would be shameful.” Read powerful op-ed from @OfficialMLK3 in @washingtonpost. #DustinHiggs #CoreyJohnson

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4/ .@ebruenig on #CoreyJohnson’s case and the government’s intent to execute him despite “strong and deep” evidence for his intellectual disability diagnosis.

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3/ “ #CoreyJohnson’s unconstitutional and unlawful execution must not proceed,” writes Peter Burns, CEO of The Arc of the United States, in @RTDOpinions opinion piece.

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