David R. Dow is the University Distinguished Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, and the litigation director at the Texas Defender Service, a nonprofit legal aid corporation that represents death-row inmates. As an appellate lawyer, he has represented more than one hundred death-row inmates over the past twenty years. A graduate of Rice and Yale, Dow is the editor (with Mark Dow) of MACHINERY OF DEATH, and the author of EXECUTED ON A TECHNICALITY: LETHAL INJUSTICE ON AMERICA’S DEATH ROW and AMERICA’S PROPHETS: HOW JUDICIAL ACTIVISM MAKES AMERICA GREAT, as well as a treatise on contract law. Dow is also the author of more than one hundred professional articles and essays, and his work has appeared in many popular publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Progressive, the Texas Observer, the Dallas Morning News, and the Houston Chronicle. He resides with his wife, their son, and their dog in Houston.