Entries tagged with “Alexis Hoag

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Jun 26, 2020

Law Reviews — Valuing Black Lives: A Case for Ending the Death Penalty

States still oper­at­ing a cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment sys­tem are inca­pable of admin­is­ter­ing the death penal­ty free from racial dis­crim­i­na­tion and arbi­trari­ness.” So argues Alexis Hoag (pic­tured), Practitioner in Residence at the Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative for Civil and Political Rights at Columbia University, in an arti­cle in the Spring 2020 issue of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

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May 11, 2022

New DPIC Podcast: 35 Years After Controversial Supreme Court Decision, Prof. Alexis Hoag Discusses McCleskey v. Kemp’s Legacy

In the May 2022 episode of Discussions With DPIC, Professor Alexis Hoag (pic­tured) of Brooklyn Law School joined DPIC Deputy Director Ngozi Ndulue for a wide-rang­ing con­ver­sa­tion mark­ing the 35th anniver­sary of McCleskey v. Kemp, a 1987 U.S. Supreme Court deci­sion that reject­ed a con­sti­tu­tion­al chal­lenge to the death penal­ty that showed strong sta­tis­ti­cal evi­dence of racial dis­par­i­ties in cap­i­tal pros­e­cu­tions and death sen­tences. Professor Hoag, for­mer­ly an attor­ney at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”), describes the deci­sion as crit­i­cal­ly impor­tant to our under­stand­ing of the…