westminster town hall forum
2014-11-25
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Engaging the public in reflection and dialogue on the key issues of our day
Bryan StevensonTuesday, November 25, Noon

Just Mercy: Reforming the Criminal Justice System

Bryan Stevenson is a public-interest lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which is committed to eliminating bias against the poor and people of color in the criminal justice system. A professor at New York University Law School and a graduate of Harvard Law School, he argued for and won the historic ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for children 17 or younger are unconstitutional. His new book, Just Mercy, profiles the lives of men, women, and children who are at the mercy of a broken criminal justice system.
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