Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ray Bonner will discuss his recent book, Anatomy of Injustice, at the University of Texas School of Law on March 5, 2012, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in TNH 3.142. Bonner’s book recounts the efforts of Diana Holt, ’94, who represented a young mentally disabled man, Edward Lee Elmore, who had been convicted of murdering an elderly woman in Greenwood, South Carolina, in 1982. Holt will also be at the event to speak along with Bonner about her experiences representing Elmore through the appeals process. Holt came to the Law School despite extraordinary personal obstacles, became interested in the death penalty, and worked on several important cases after her graduation. Bonner’s book has received considerable attention, including this piece in The Atlantic.
The talk is sponsored by the Capital Punishment Center.