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A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Yesterday's unusual and powerful statement by Justice Sonya Sotomayor, which rebuked a federal prosecutor for appealing to racially biased stereotype during a trial, ended with an expression of her hope to "never to see a case like this again." Today, the New York Times Editorial Page Editor's blog pointed out that the case of LDF client, Duane Buck, may soon offer the Supreme Court the opportunity to "go beyond scolding, and actually do something about the well-known racial bias in the criminal justice system in Texas." You can read the New York Times' blog here.