Death Penalty News

Bias & Discrimination

US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case Involving Improper Race-Based Testimony

On September 15, 2011, the United States Supreme Court issued a stay of execution in a capital case where race-based testimony may have improperly influenced the jury’s sentence. Duane Buck is an African-American man on death row in Texas. During the sentencing phase of Mr. Buck’s trial, a psychologist testified that the defendant’s race is a factor “know[n] to predict future dangerousness.”

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