July 8, 2020

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Eastern Time

Tinkering with the Machinery of Death: Resuming Federal Executions

Virtual Event

The first federal execution since 2003 is schedule for July 13, 2020, with three additional executions following just days later. U.S. Attorney General William Barr has scheduled these executions despite pending litigation in these cases and serious concerns about the legality, constitutionality, and humaneness of federal execution protocols. Join the American Constitution Society for a discussion of the federal death penalty, the reasons for the nearly twenty-year moratorium on federal executions, and the concerns over this quick succession of executions planned for this summer in the face of continued criticism that the death penalty is arbitrary, racially biased, and plagued by poor, under-resourced lawyering.

Remarks By:

Gary Tyler, Former Death Row Inmate, Outreach and Engagement Support Worker, Safe Place for Youth

Featured Speakers:

Miriam Gohara, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Megan McCracken, Eighth Amendment Resource Counsel

Russ Feingold, ACS President, Moderator

The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This event has been approved for 1 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 info@acslaw.org.