Let's Get Free
This 1 p.m. CDT program from the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest was held on the Books and Media Stage in the Lake Room of University Center. Included in program ID 287574-1.
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 and that disproportionate punishment for crimes exacerbates society’s problems. Topics included how his arrest and trial, even though acquitted, for a crime he had not committed influenced his views of his work as a federal prosecutor. He was interviewed by Professor Geoffrey Stone and responded to questions from members of the audience.
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Paul D. Butler Research Professor George Washington University Law School
Geoffrey R. Stone Distinguished Service Professor University of Chicago Law School
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