109: Unequal Protection - Pt. 2

from  Life of the Law

May 23, 2017

Last time on Life of the Law we presented Unequal Protection - Part 1, the story of Warren McCleskey’s unsuccessful appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. McCleskey argued that his death sentence by the state of Georgia had been prejudiced by the color of skin and that he had not been given equal protection under the law as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.Walking into the prison, I was the first one. I walked in and his lawyers were walking toward me.  I was looking at them and I said, 'What’s wr...more

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