October 1, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Eastern Time

A Fear of Too Much Justice: Confronting Systemic Racism in the Death Penalty

Zoom Webinar

Half a century after Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart decried systemic racism in the administration of the death penalty, Black, Latinx, and Native American people continue to be disproportionately represented on the federal and state death rows. Meanwhile, crimes against white victims are the ones for which the death penalty are overwhelmingly sought. And yet, for the past thirty years, the U.S. Supreme Court has thwarted efforts to challenge systemic racism in the death penalty based on what Justice William Brennan characterized as "a fear of too much justice."

Join the American Constitution Society for an examination of what led to and perpetuates the stark racial disparities in the death penalty and how can they be addressed at both the state and federal level.

Introductory Remarks:

Russ Feingold, ACS President


Catherine M. Grosso, Professor of Law, Michigan State University

Henderson Hill, Senior Counsel, ACLU Capital Punishment Project

Alexis Hoag, Associate Research Scholar in the Faculty of Law; Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School

Liliana Segura, Senior Reporter, The Intercept, Moderator

The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This event has been approved for 1.25 hour of California MCLE credit 

For CLE Documentation, click here.

As the nation's leading progressive legal organization, ACS is committed to ensuring that all aspects of our events are accessible and enjoyable for all. If you require any accommodations, please contact us at infor@acslaw.org.