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Race Discrimination Resolution (1988)

Short Name: Race Discrimination Resolution
Year Adopted: 1988
Meeting Where Adopted: Annual
Policy Number: 1988 AM 109
Subjects: Death Penalty, Racial Bias

Resolution Text:

BE IT RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association opposes discrimination in capital sentencing on the basis of the race of either the victim or the defendant.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association supports the enactment of federal and state legislation which strives to eliminate any racial discrimination in capital sentencing which may exist.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution does not create a position for the American Bar Association on whether or not capital punishment is an appropriate criminal sanction.

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