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The U.S. Death Penalty — An International Human Rights Wrong?

April 22 marks the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in McCleskey v. Kemp, in which the Court ruled that a defendant cannot rely upon statistical evidence of systemic racial bias to prove his death sentence unconstitutional, no matter how strong that evidence may be. McCleskey has been roundly condemned as a low point in the quest for equality that begs to be revisited.
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25 Years After McCleskey, Looking Forward to Legislative Fixes of Supreme Court Error

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (3 years ago)

April 22 marks the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in McCleskey v. Kemp, in which the Court ruled that a defendant cannot rely upon statistical evidence of systemic racial bias to prove his death sentence unconstituti... Read Post

Wrongful Convictions, Wrongful Bias

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (3 years ago)

April 22 marks the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in McCleskey v. Kemp, in which the Court ruled that a defendant cannot rely upon statistical evidence of systemic racial bias to prove his death sentence unconstituti... Read Post

VICTORY! North Carolina Judge Finds Intentional Racial Discrimination in Death Penalty System

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (3 years ago)

April 22 marks the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in McCleskey v. Kemp, in which the Court ruled that a defendant cannot rely upon statistical evidence of systemic racial bias to prove his death sentence unconstituti... Read Post


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