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Bodiker Lecture features Stephen B. Bright

September 14, 2015 | Events

This year’s David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice will feature Stephen B. Bright, president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights. His talk is entitled: “Rigged: When Race and Poverty Determine Outcomes in the Criminal Courts.” The lecture will begin at noon on Oct. 6 in Drinko Hall. Bright was previously a public defender in Washington, D.C., and a legal services attorney in the coal fields of eastern Kentucky. He has represented people facing the death penalty before juries and state and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court, where he won reversals of two capital cases because of racial discrimination in jury selection. Bright is currently the Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale University. He has also litigated class action challenges to inadequate legal representation of poor people accused of crimes and to unconstitutional conditions and practices in prisons and jails. Click here to register.