Everyday Injustice Podcast Episode 189: Professor Sean O’Brien Discusses Death Penalty Work in MO

Earlier in February, the state of Missouri executed Leonard Taylor, despite strong evidence of innocence.  Discussing that and a number of other cases recently and over the years is Sean O’Brien, Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Sean O’Brien has been director of various criminal defense clinics at UMKC School of Law since 1983, including the Public Defender Appeals Clinic, the Public Defender Trial Clinic and the Death Penalty Representation Clinic.

Professor O’Brien served as the chief public defender in Kansas City, Mo., from 1985 through 1989, when he was appointed executive director of the Missouri Capital Punishment Resource Center, now the Public Interest Litigation Clinic, where he represents clients in capital trial, appeal and post-conviction cases.

Listen as Sean O’Brien discusses the state of the death penalty and problems in the criminal legal system.

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