Judge Finds Racial Bias in Death Penalty Sentencing of North Carolina Man

Just days before the 25th anniversary of McCleskey v. Kemp, a North Carolina judge today ruled that racial bias impacted the death penalty conviction of Marcus Robinson and re-sentenced him to to life imprisonment without possibility of parole. This was the first case applying the historic and ground-breaking Racial Justice Act, enacted by the North … Continue reading Judge Finds Racial Bias in Death Penalty Sentencing of North Carolina Man

We’re Ready to End the Death Penalty and We Need Your Help

Last night's execution of an innocent man, Troy Anthony Davis, by the State of Georgia demands that we renew efforts to end the death penalty. "Troy's execution, the exceptional unfairness of it, will only hasten the end of the death penalty in the United States," wrote Ben Jealous of the NAACP last night. "The world … Continue reading We’re Ready to End the Death Penalty and We Need Your Help

We’re Ready to End the Death Penalty and We Need Your Help

Last night's execution of an innocent man, Troy Anthony Davis, by the State of Georgia demands that we renew efforts to end the death penalty. "Troy's execution, the exceptional unfairness of it, will only hasten the end of the death penalty in the United States," wrote Ben Jealous of the NAACP last night. "The world … Continue reading We’re Ready to End the Death Penalty and We Need Your Help