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Robert Blecker

Robert Blecker

Professor, New York Law School
Robert Blecker is a professor at New York Law School, a nationally known expert on the death penalty, and author of the book, The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice Among the Worst of the Worst. The subject of the documentary Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead, he is also a prominent voice in a dozen other documentaries. After a brief stint as a New York Special Assistant Attorney General prosecuting corruption, he joined New York Law School, where he teaches constitutional history, criminal law, and co-teaches death penalty jurisprudence with leading opponents. The sole keynote speaker supporting the death penalty at major conferences and at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, he was also the lone American advocate at an international conference in Geneva on the death penalty sponsored by Duke University Law School. Frequently appearing in The New York Times, on PBS, CNN, BBC World News, and other major media outlets, and with privileged access to death rows across the country, Blecker is making a documentary chronicling life on death rows and contrasting them with maximum security general population.

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