Research

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of archival copies of the publicly accessible Web site of New York State's Capital Defender Office.

B2059-06: This accretion consists of a copy of the Capital Defender Office site that was produced on December 19, 2006, shortly before Governor George E. Pataki (1995-2006) left office. It contains the text of the 1995 legislation that re-established the death penalty in New York State and created the office, information about the office's role in ensuring adequate legal representation for capital defendants, and a statistical report concerning capital punishment in New York State from 1995-2003. Owing to the site's structure and the limitations of Web archiving technology, most of the information contained within this site was not captured properly.

B2059-08: This accretion consists of a copy of the Capital Defender Office site that was produced on May 9, 2008, shortly after the resignation of Governor Eliot L. Spitzer (2007-2008). It contains the text of the 1995 legislation that re-established the death penalty in New York State and created the office, information about the office's role in ensuring adequate legal representation for capital defendants, and a statistical report concerning capital punishment in New York State from 1995-2003. Owing to the site's structure and the limitations of Web archiving technology, most of the information contained within this site was not captured properly.

B2059-10: This accretion consists of a copy of the Capital Defender Office site that was produced on May 26, 2010. It contains the text of the 1995 legislation that re-established the death penalty in New York State and created the office and information about the State Court of Appeals rulings that resulted in the suspension of capital prosecutions (2004) and the resentencing (2007) of the state's last capital prisoner. This copy also includes information about the 2008 closure of the Capital Defender Office, the office's role in ensuring adequate legal representation for capital defendants, and a statistical report concerning capital punishment in New York State from 1995-2003. Owing to the site's structure and the limitations of Web archiving technology, most of the information contained within this site was not captured properly.