Apr 09, 2024
Renowned Civil Rights and Legal Organizations File Petition Challenging California Death Penalty, Highlight Evidence Demonstrating Racial Discrimination
SAN FRANCISCO — Today, a consortium of nationally renowned civil rights organizations, legal organizations, and a law firm filed an extraordinary writ petition in the Supreme Cou...
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
Mar 08, 2024
Historic Hearing Challenging Racial Bias in North Carolina’s Death Penalty Concludes with Overwhelming Evidence of Discrimination in Capital Cases
North Carolina v. Hasson Bacote, the leading case filed under NC’s Racial Justice Act, could affect more than 100 people on death row
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
Feb 22, 2024
ACLU, ACLU of South Carolina Challenges Prison Policy that Seeks to Silence the Incarcerated
COLUMBIA – The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of South Carolina filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the South Carolina Department of Corrections’ (SCDC) tota...
Jan 26, 2024
Cases Under California Racial Justice Act Move Forward
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — In a victory under the new California Racial Justice Act, the California Fourth District Court of Appeal is allowing two Black men to move forward with their ...
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
Jan 26, 2024
ACLU Statement on Alabama Execution of Kenneth Smith by Nitrogen Gas
ATMORE, Ala. — The Alabama Department of Corrections executed Kenneth Smith late yesterday evening by nitrogen hypoxia, the first time in U.S. history that a state has used nitro...
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
Sep 25, 2023
National Civil Rights Organizations Call on Louisiana Governor, Pardon Board to Commute Death Sentences
The joint letter to the governor and pardon board details pervasive racial bias in the death penalty
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
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