Bert Brandenburg

Justice at Stake Campaign

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Executive Director of the Justice at Stake, a nonpartisan coalition that advocates for judicial independence; former Director of Public Affairs at the US Justice Department and a former staffer for Attorney General Janet Reno

Bert Brandenburg on KCRW

Oklahoma is investigating last week's  execution of Clayton Lockett  — so horribly botched one witness said, "It looked like torture."

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