Capital Defense Weekly. This practical site offers several useful resources. Begin with “Capital Defense Weekly,” its newsletter analyzing current court opinions and news developments relating to capital punishment. That is supplemented by the CDW blog, with daily updates on capital cases. Then there is its Brief Bank, a collection of appellate briefs in capital cases culled from various sources. The Brief Bank also includes selected motions and other pleadings, and various practice guides and manuals. The site includes ample collections of links, one specific to death penalty cases and another to more general reference materials. This useful site is hosted by Karl R. Keys, a lawyer in Bloomsbury, N.J.

(Excerpted from the second edition of The Essential Guide to the Best (and Worst) Legal Sites on the Web.)

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