Last updated on: 8/3/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“The question posed in the Subcommittee’s charter about the practical wisdom of continuing the death penalty in light of Washington’s experience with sentence reversals involves value judgments best left to the readers of this study. Voters and their elected representatives may decide to discontinue the death penalty for this or other reasons. The Subcommittee concluded that its best service to the bar and the general public is to provide as much information as possible about the application of the death penalty in Washington so that informed debate and decisions can be made on the subject of the death penalty.”

“Final Report of the Death Penalty Subcommittee of the Committee on Public Defense,” Washington State Bar Association, Apr. 13, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The WSBA is an administrative arm of the Washington State Supreme Court. It administers the admissions, licensing, and discipline functions for the lawyers in Washington.”

“About WSBA,” Washington State Bar Association website (accessed Aug. 27, 2008)

Mission:

“The Washington State Bar Association’s mission is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.”

“Board of Governors – Mission Statement,” Washington State Bar Association website (accessed Aug. 27, 2008)

Other:
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