Former Illinois judge to speak against death penalty


Sheila Murphy, former judge of Cook County’s 6th Municipal District Circuit Court, will speak against the death penalty in three events Thursday and Friday (Nov. 21-22) at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College.p. Judge Murphy, an outspoken opponent of the death penalty, recently retired from the bench and now works in the Chicago law firm of Rothschild, Barry&Myers. As a judge, she ordered crucial DNA tests which resulted in the exoneration of several death row residents in Illinois. She also is a friend and advocate of Dominique Green, a Texas death row inmate who will feature in her lectures.p.

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