Last updated on: 11/4/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Ronald Earle, JD Biography

Title:
Former Travis County (Texas) District Attorney
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“Also, murderers can kill again in prison. It happens all the time. The death penalty is a necessity in these cases.”

“Guarding Death’s Door,” Time magazine, July 8, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • District Attorney, Travis County, Texas, 1976-2009
  • Chair, Travis County’s Community Justice Council, 1990-2009
  • Creator, Public Integrity Unit, Travis County District Attorney’s Office
  • Creator, Crime Victims Assistance Program, Travis County District Attorney’s Office
  • Creator, Family Justice Division, Travis County District Attorney’s Office
  • Creator,Child Protection Team, Travis County District Attorney’s Office
  • Creator, Children’s Advocacy Center, Travis County District Attorney’s Office
  • Creator, Family Development Center, Travis County District Attorney’s Office
  • Former Member, Texas House of Representatives
  • Former Presiding Judge, Austin Municipal Court
  • Named Texas Prosecutor of the Year, 1996
  • Named Outstanding Young Lawyer, Austin
  • Named Public Administrator of the Year, Austin
  • Recipient, Neighborhood Peacemaker Award for Advancing Legal Ethics in Texas
Education:
  • JD, University of Texas, Austin
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Life in Prison without Parole a Better Option Than the Death Penalty?