Subscribe to our newsletters for regular updates, analysis and context straight to your email.
Support a worker-led Appeal. donate today.
Steven Wolfson, the Clark County DA, says the death penalty is reserved for ‘very rare’ circumstances, but advocates and public defenders say his actions show otherwise.
Public defenders say the problem has disastrous effects on their clients' cases.
Under District Attorney Steve Wolfson, prosecutors in Las Vegas have led the nation in new death sentences, repeatedly engaged in racist jury selection, and maintained a secret bank account to pay witnesses for their testimony in criminal cases.
This case was always about race,” defense attorney said.