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Archive: July 2020

Maher Underscores Importance of Public Defense in Task Force’s Racial Equity Work

July 29, 2020

Duke Center for Science and Justice Executive Director Tom Maher spoke Tuesday to the Governor’s Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice.

The group, which has been working for at least a month, made its first recommendations last week … Continue Reading →

Duke Law Faculty: Cooper Should Use Clemency Power, Release Related Records

July 16, 2020

Roy Cooper may become the first North Carolina governor in more than 40 years to complete a term without granting clemency to a single person, which includes sentence commutations and pardons of forgiveness or innocence.

Three faculty at the Duke … Continue Reading →

Racial Equity in Criminal Justice Task Force to Meet for First Time Today

July 10, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper has officially appointed the full 25-person Racial Equity in Criminal Justice Task Force, and the group will meet for the first time at 10 a.m. today. The Task Force will develop and help implement policy solutions to … Continue Reading →