Entries tagged with “Stephen Bright

Apr 05, 2023

BOOKS: The Fear of Too Much Justice

In their forth­com­ing book, The Fear of Too Much Justice: Race, Poverty, and the Persistence of Inequality in the Criminal Courts,” renowned death-penal­ty attor­ney Stephen B. Bright and legal schol­ar James Kwak describe the many ways in which the U.S. legal sys­tem fails to uphold the con­sti­tu­tion­al rights of defen­dants, espe­cial­ly poor defen­dants and peo­ple of color.

Policy Issues

Prosecutorial Accountability




Feb 20, 2024

Op-Ed: Law Professor Stephen Bright Encourages SCOTUS to Review Egregious Racial Discrimination” in Georgia Death Row Prisoner’s Case

In a February 14, 2024 op-ed pub­lished in the Washington Post, the long­time defense lawyer, for­mer direc­tor of the Southern Center for Human Rights, and law pro­fes­sor Stephen Bright high­lights the con­tin­ued ille­gal exclu­sion of Black jurors in vio­la­tion of Batson v. Kennedy (1986). The op-ed titled, Struck from a jury for being Black? It still hap­pens all too often,” uses the case of Georgia death-sen­tenced pris­on­er Warren King, whose peti­tion the U.S. Supreme Court is expect­ed to review on February 23, as the lat­est exam­ple of the per­sis­tent prac­tice. The…