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House Proceeding 11-03-09 on Nov 3rd, 2009 :: 0:13:10 to 0:14:25
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Hank Johnson

0:13:06 to 0:13:27( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: america great. right way that lowers cost and is affordable. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia rise? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and extend the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. johnson: today i introduced

Hank Johnson

0:13:10 to 0:14:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson

0:13:28 to 0:13:48( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: h.r. 3986, the effective death penalty appeals act to protect innocent americans from execution. under current law a death row inmate can be stranded in a procedural no man's land, condemned to die even if there is compelling new evidence of innocence. justice steve recently wrote

Hank Johnson

0:13:49 to 0:14:10( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: that the law as it stands is arguably unconstitutional. it's also wrong. my bill would empower federal courts to entertain and grant habeas corpus petitions for death row inmates who present new evidence that demonstrates probable innocence. this bill will help us discern

Hank Johnson

0:14:11 to 0:14:26( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: the innocent from the guilty when the stakes are highest. i look forward to broad support for this bill and i will also say that health care is -- this

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