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A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. humbly honors the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, and a leader in the struggle against racial oppression and apartheid. Mr. Mandela was a hero to not only blacks and whites in South Africa, but to people all around the world struggling to end oppressive systems.
In today's National Law Journal, Sherrilyn Ifill, along with Stephen Bright, president and senior counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights and Virginia Sloan, president of The Constitution Project, jointly pen an op-ed on the shortage of indigent defense representation.
Federal Appeals Court to Hear Oral Argument in an Appeal From a Ruling that Louisiana Violated National Voter Registration Act12/02/13Related Case or Issue:
11/25/13Related Case or Issue:
Just last week, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied our client's appeal and Duane Buck is now one step closer to being executed in Texas despite clear racial discrimination at his sentencing hearing. LDF started a photo campaign in which hundreds of people from all around the world have voiced their support for a new, fair sentencing hearing free from racial bias. Join our campaign and add your voice to the thousands of people calling for justice for Duane Buck!
Photo Campaign here.
Over Two-Dozen Evangelical Christian Leaders in Texas and Nationwide Request Mercy for Duane Buck, Urge District Attorney to Not Seek Execution Date11/21/13Related Case or Issue:
(Houston, TX, Thursday, November 21, 2013) – Today, 27 Evangelical Christian leaders across Texas and the United States are calling on Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson to allow a new, fair sentencing hearing for Duane Buck. Mr. Buck is an African-American man who was condemned to death after his sentencing jury was told that he was likely to be a future danger because of his race. These Evangelical Christian leaders oppose the setting of any execution date for Mr. Buck.