E9: Race & the Criminal Justice System in Background at SCOTUS


 

Imagine you’re on trial for murder.

Your attorney calls an expert witness.

That witness says you are likely to be more dangerous—making you more likely to get the death penalty—because… you’re black.

This is YOUR witness!

That’s what happened to Duane Edward Buck, who has asked the Supreme Court to take a look at his case.

But before the Supreme Court can get to that issue, Buck will have to overcome a procedural hurdle.

Criminal law reporter Jessie DaSilva breaks down the case for Bloomberg BNA.

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