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The controversy over the DoJ regulations implementing last year's amendments to the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 will be discussed this evening on the PBS program News Hour with Jim Lehrer. Kent Scheidegger of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation and Virginia Sloan of the Constitution Project are scheduled guests. The segment is expected to be about 10 minutes, beginning about :35 after the hour. Many Eastern Time Zone stations carry the show live at 6:00 p.m. EDT.

Update: The transcript is here, with links to Real Audio and mp3 versions.

Update2: Streaming video is now up at the same place.

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Sloan deserves some scorn for her howler about how the filing of amicus briefs in certain capital and non-capital habeas cases making the US a party to state death cases.

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