Events Archive

October 25, 2005
"The Art Baird Case and Executing the Mentally Ill in Indiana"

Speaker: Sponsored by: Law Students Against Capital Punishment
Time: 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Location: Wynne Courtroom
Contact: Direct questions to Kyle Galster at (317) 274-1916

Free and Open to the public Parking: Public parking available in Natatorium parking garage Speakers: Sarah Nagy, attorney for Art Baird Jessie Cook, attorney for Art Baird Norm Lefstein, Professor & Dean Emeritus, Indiana University School of Law- Indianapolis; Chairman, Indiana Public Defender Commission Paula Sites, Assistant Executive Director, Indiana Public Defender Council Joel Schumm, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis; Team Leader for Indiana, American Bar Association’s Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project In August, Death Row inmate Art Baird was granted clemency by Governor Mitch Daniels, who based his decision on narrow grounds, avoiding direct consideration of the justice and legality of executing someone who is mentally ill. Come hear discussion of the death penalty in Indiana, with special focus on Art Baird’s case and on the unresolved issue of executing the mentally ill. Accommodations: Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance, please call Kyle Galster at (317) 274-1916. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs.