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Denny
LeBoeuf

Denny LeBoeuf is the director of the ACLU's John Adams Project, assisting in the defense of the capitally charged Guantánamo detainees. Previously, she served as the director of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project, which works toward the end of the death penalty by supporting repeal and reform with public education, advocacy and targeted litigation. She has been a capital defender for over 20 years, representing persons facing death at trial and in post-conviction in state and federal courts, and she teaches and consults with capital defense teams nationally. LeBoeuf holds a J.D. from Tulane University and a B.A. from Hunter College.

A Nun and a Movie Star Walk Into a Bar...

A Nun and a Movie Star Walk Into a Bar...

By Denny LeBoeuf, Capital Punishment Project at 12:18pm
Okay, it was a restaurant, in New Orleans, where Sister Helen Prejean ate crawfish with Susan Sarandon and the movie "Dead Man Walking" was birthed. Listen to 2 very funny minutes of Sister Helen talking about this meeting.
Remembering Executed Veterans

Remembering Executed Veterans

By Denny LeBoeuf, Capital Punishment Project at 12:05pm

Memorial Day is over, with its picnics, parades, and poignant remembrances of the veterans who gave their lives in America's wars. But there is one group of vets few want to remember: the ones who went to war, came back tragically changed, committed…

Two Minutes in the Life of an Innocent Man Recently Freed from Death Row

Two Minutes in the Life of an Innocent Man Recently Freed from Death Row

By Denny LeBoeuf, Capital Punishment Project at 11:44am

After fifteen years on Louisiana's death row, Damon Thibodeaux was exonerated, the courts finally recognizing his innocence. He has moved to Minneapolis and is getting on with his life.

Watch the video here.

Damon's birthday and…

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