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Our Successes

Below are just some of the successes the Centre for American Legal Studies have achieved over the last few years, helping to affect real change on the other side of the Atlantic.

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Johnny Paul Penry

CALS first became involved in the case of Johnny Paul Penry when his appeal against his death sentence was pending before the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in 1999.
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Abelardo Arboleda Ortiz

As one of his outgoing acts of clemency President Obama commuted the death sentence imposed on Abelardo Arboleda Ortiz to life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
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