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Oral history interview with Richard H. Burr [electronic resource], 2008.

Creator: Burr, Dick
Project: Rule of law oral history project
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Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Attorney, Burr & Welch P.C., Houston, Texas; Federal Death Penalty Research Counsel, Washington, D.C.

Scope and Contents

Born 1949, Lake Wales, Florida; education: B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971, J.D., The University of Kentucky, 1976; career: litigator, Rochester, New York, 1976-1979; litigator, Southern Prisoners Defense Committee, 1979-1982; public defender, Office of the Public Defender, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, 1982-1987; Director, Capital Punishment Project, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1987-1994; Litigation Director, Texas Resource Center, 1994-1995; partner in private practice, Burr & Welch P.C, 1996 to present; Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel, 1997 to present; United States Supreme Court: Ford v. Wainwright (1986), Selvage v. Lynaugh (1990), Hitchcock v. Dugger; trial and post-conviction lawyer, United States v. Timothy McVeigh (1996); federal death penalty resource counsel, United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui (2006); discussions: capital defense litigation, prisoner's rights, federal habeas corpus, Defense Initiated Victim Outreach, defendant competency guidelines, Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996.


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