Bryan Stevenson is a a civil rights attorney who represents prisoners on death row. Described as “America’s Nelson Mandela,” his Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit law firm based in Alabama, is dedicated to challenging racial injustice and ending mass incarceration. Stevenson is also the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.
REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL
- Michael Cohen’s prepared opening statement before the House Oversight Committee
- Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee
- An article from the Washington Post about Representative Matt Gaetz’s tweet and the Florida Bar’s investigation
- Rule 35 - Correcting or reducing a sentence
Stevenson & EJI
- An article from the Asia Society on the history of Asian exclusion acts
- History of The Klu Klux Klan Act
- An article by Adam Liptak in the NYT on judicial elections, and analysis from The Brennan Center on how judicial elections impact sentencing
- A 2012 article from the Yale Law Journal, “The Origins of the Elected Prosecutor”
- Recently elected District Attorneys in Philadelphia, Chicago, Brooklyn, Baltimore
- An article from the NYT about Virginia officials wearing blackface in the past
- A timeline from the NYT on Jussie Smollett, plus an update on his role on the TV series, “Empire.”
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