Joshua Marquis

District Attorney of Clatsop County, Oregon

Joshua Marquis has been the district attorney in Astoria, Oregon (Clatsop County) since 1994. He writes and debates about capital punishment across America and in Europe. He is a contributor to Debating the Death Penalty, Oxford University Press, 2004.

A graduate of the University of Oregon's Honors College and Law School, Marquis has worked as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles, speechwriter to California's Attorney General, and in his 18 months as a criminal defense lawyer represented three defendants in capital murder cases.

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AUG 7, 2007 Article

ROUNDTABLE: The Death Penalty Debate

Does the death penalty make the U.S. a rogue state? Arguments for and against capital punishment.