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We’re joined by long-time listener and federal public defender Josh Lee to discuss the death penalty. We talk about Josh’s practice, death row, the latest death penalty decision’s substance and tone, and whether the death penalty will last much longer. This show’s links: About Josh Lee Amicus: The Term in Review, episode 23 of Dahlia Lithwick’s excellent Supreme Court podcast Oral Argument 66: You’re Never Going to Get It All Done Federal Public Defender Organization, Eastern District of Arkansas About the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 Ake v. Oklahoma (guaranteeing a right to psychiatric exam to prepare a criminal defense); see also Ward v. State, an Arkansas Supreme Court decision noting the court’s belief that “a defendant’s rights are adequately protected by an examination at the state hospital, an institution that has no part in the prosecution of criminals” ABA Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases Josh Lee, Determinism and the…