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  • Race and Justice
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    Race and Justice

    Two legal experts talked about race and the justice system. Paul Butler argued that the criminal justice system is inherently flawed and punishes African-Americans and Latinos…

    1,059 views
  • Crack Cocaine Sentencing
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    Crack Cocaine Sentencing

    Participants focused on the disparity in crack cocaine sentences to powder cocaine sentences, and ways to change the 100 to 1 ratio. Panelists examined some of the consequences of the crack…

    1,448 views
  • emLets Get Freeem
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    Let's Get Free

    Paul Butler talked about his book Let’s Get Free: A Hip Hop Theory of Justice (New Press; May 12, 2009). In his book he argues that the American criminal justice system is fundamentally broken…

    334 views
  • Federal Drug Sentencing Guidelines
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    Federal Drug Sentencing Guidelines

    Paul Butler talked about federal drug sentencing guidelines. He discussed two cases heard by the U.S. Supreme Court during the past week, Kimbrough v. US and Gall v. U.S., that pertain to…

    326 views
  • US Constitution Equal Protection Clause
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    U.S. Constitution Equal Protection Clause

    On Constitution Day, Professor Butler talked about the history of the Due Process clause and the rights of U.S. citizens guaranteed under the equal protection clause in the 14th Amendment…

    1,347 views
  • emAll Deliberate Speedem
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    All Deliberate Speed

    Mr. Ogletree talked about his book, All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education, published by W.W. Norton and Company. In the book, Mr.…

    73 views
  • Race and the Justice System
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    Race and the Justice System

    Panelists discussed the continuing search for equal justice in the U.S. legal system.

    131 views
  • Affirmative Action Debate
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    Affirmative Action Debate

    The participants debated the question, “Resolved: That affirmative action on the basis of race, gender and ethnicity should be abolished.” They discussed affirmative action in relation to…

    97 views
  • Supreme Court and Civil Rights
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    Supreme Court and Civil Rights

    This session was entitled, “Color-Blindness v. Racial Justice: The Supreme Court’s 1994-95 Term and the Struggle to Define Equal Protection.”

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