Cohen Testimony & Just Mercy (with Bryan Stevenson)

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Published Feb 28, 2019, 9:00 AM

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

Q&A

  • 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


Supreme Court


Congress

  • An article from the Asia Society on the history of Asian exclusion acts
  • History of The Klu Klux Klan Act


Constitutional Amendments


Alabama


Judicial elections

  • 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


Relevant news

  • 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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