Cassy Stubbs is the director of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project. Cassy joined the project in 2006 and since then has served as lead and associate counsel on behalf of death row inmates and defendants in trials and appeals throughout the South, including Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. Her clients have included Levon “Bo” Jones, a North Carolina death row inmate who was exonerated in 2008 when the state dismissed all charges against him, and Richard C. Taylor, a severely mentally ill man who was sentenced to death after a sham trial in Tennessee, but who won a new trial on appeal and was subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment.
Cassy has also worked with numerous organizations and ACLU affiliates to file amicus briefs in capital cases in state and federal courts around the country. She has written policy papers, editorials and blog posts on a wide range of capital issues, such as the persistence of racial disparities in capital punishment and the fundamental flaws of purported claims that the death penalty deters future murders.
Feb 28, 2017
Is Duane Buck Proof That the Supreme Court’s Moral Arc Is Bending Toward Racial Justice?
Dec 9, 2016
The State of Alabama Last Night Tortured a Man While Slowly Snuffing Out His Life
May 25, 2016
Prosecutors Still Using Race to Choose Juries in Death Penalty Cases, Despite Century of Supreme Court Rulings
Jul 1, 2015
The Death Penalty Has an Innocence Problem — and Its Days Are Numbered
Mar 18, 2015
How Did a Lifelong Prison Sentence for an Iraq Vet Turn Into an Imminent Death Sentence?
Jan 15, 2015
Oklahoma Plays Torture Roulette With Lethal Injection
Dec 22, 2014
Serial and What It Says About America's Criminal Justice System
Nov 14, 2014
Texas Wants to Kill This Mentally Ill Man
Sep 10, 2014
Missouri Lies About Lethal Injection, Still Puts a Man to Death
Sep 8, 2014
Getting It Dead Wrong for 30 Years