The Case of Duane Buck: Was he sentenced to death “because he is black”?
Marshall Project
February 22, 2017

“The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Texas death row prisoner Duane Buck, allowing him to pursue a new sentencing trial. The court ruled that Buck’s trial lawyers were ineffective when they introduced testimony suggesting that he was more likely to be dangerous — and thus more deserving of a death sentence — because he is black.”

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