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25 Years Later, McCleskey Decision Still Fosters Racism by Ignoring It

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Few cases involving the intersection of race, criminal law, and procedure have had the reach and impact of McCleskey v. Kemp, a United States Supreme Court decision decided 25 years ago, on April 22, 1987. This decision set the stage for more than 20 years of dramatically increasing racial disparities within the criminal justice system.

 

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