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- Robert Blecker law professor at New York Law School, supporter of the death penalty, and subject of the documentary, "Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead."
- David Dow professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center and founder of the Texas Innocence Network. Author of the book, "The Autobiography of an Execution."
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