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A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case
Saturday, March 24, 2012
By:The Root Staff
Last week the world lost one of its most revered and effective legal warriors in the battle for civil rights: John A. Payton, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. President Barack Obama said in a statement, "The legal community has lost a legend, and while we mourn John's passing, we will never forget his courage and fierce opposition to discrimination in all its forms." We asked his friends and colleagues to share their sentiments, as well.
Read the tributes on TheRoot.com