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Britain-Texas Consular Notification

The Death Penalty blog recites case facts from The Times in a death penalty notification matter that has been filed with a British government brief with the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

Again, Texas is said to have disregarded its consular notification obligations. The February 27, 2010 article, Death-row inmate Linda Carty launches last-chance appeal to US Supreme Court, leaves unclear whether the facts have been researched by the author or have been taken from the Times.

The Texas death row inmate is stated to be Linda Carty. The notification principle had been confirmed by treaty, the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963, almost 50 years ago and by the International Court of Justice. -- Clemens Kochinke, partner, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP, Washington, DC.