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OPINION: Steiker: Extraordinary Injustice in Texas

In a powerful opinion piece published on the National Law Journal website, Professor Jordan Steiker calls on the Supreme Court to “declare the obvious” and acknowledge the prejudicial role of race in the sentencing of Duane Buck, and for federal courts “to correct blatant errors in Texas capital cases.” Steiker’s new book, Courting Death: The Supreme […]

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Op/Ed: Racial Profiling and Police Reform: The Time is Now

This article appeared in The Washington Post on Dec. 15. By Ranjana Natarajan The #BlackLivesMatter movement has sparked nationwide protests and has raised awareness worldwide about the unequal treatment of black people by police in the United States. Listening to the voices from the movement — and learning from the death of Eric Garner and the series […]

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Professor Ranjana Natarajan reflects on the impact of the Civil Rights Act 50 years later By Ranjana Natarajan Growing up in the 1980s as a first-generation immigrant in the Houston suburbs, I had friends whose families hailed from many different parts of the world, and I assumed that was normal. Only later, as I learned […]

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