Brennan Center LIVE: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty

BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE at NYU SCHOOL OF LAW

Date: Jan 14th

With every passing year, the United States’ continuing practice of capital punishment leaves the country more and more of an outlier on the world stage. The nationwide decline in executions in recent years only highlights the arbitrary nature of those that are still carried out, an injustice heightened by the racism inherent to the system. Marshall Project staff writer Maurice Chammah, in his new book Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty, takes a close look at the constellation of people involved in capital punishment in Texas, long the country’s leader in executions. In doing so, he casts a critical eye on the death penalty in the United States and on mass incarceration, of which it is an especially iniquitous part.

This event is produced in partnership with New York University's John Brademas Center.

PANELISTS:
-Maurice Chammah, Staff Writer, The Marshall Project; Author, Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty
-Taryn A. Merkl, Senior Counsel, Brennan Center’s Justice Program and Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration

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Virtual

When: January 14th

Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 12:45 pm

Price Range: Free