Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. EDT
Format: Free CLE Webinar*; the ABA will seek 1.5 hours of CLE credit in 60 minute states and 1.8 hours of CLE credit in 50 minute states
As the nation continues to push back against racial injustice, it is imperative to evaluate all areas of the criminal justice system to discern any traces of racial injustice, discrimination, or prejudice. In this webinar, our panelists will explore the concept of the death penalty on a broader scale, delving into its historical development, including its interplay with post-slavery racism and its present-day effects. Our panelists will also explore more specific elements of the death penalty, such as the relationship between racial disparity and the use of the death penalty, present-day racial justice victories like the resuscitation of the Racial Justice Act in North Carolina and two recent Swain victories (Foster and Gates) when outright blatant discrimination was belatedly uncovered.
*Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. Please visit the MCLE website for general information on CLE at the ABA.