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Maneater
Top 5 Campus Eventsamong people. One of Time’s Most Influential People of 2015, Bryan Stevenson v
Top 5 Campus Events
Maneater / Posted 3 hours ago
among people. One of Time’s Most Influential People of 2015, Bryan Stevenson visited campus March 20 to speak about his Equal Justice Initiative, which addresses unfair sentencing. Stevenson spoke on racial prejudice in the justice system and... Read more
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Al.com
Judge rules that Alabama death row inmate is competent to be executed May 12mental decline that he no longer understood why the state intended to execute h
Judge rules that Alabama death row inmate is competent to be executed May 12
Al.com / Posted 10 hours ago
mental decline that he no longer understood why the state intended to execute him. His attorneys from the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative are seeking a stay of execution. Madison had a stroke in May 2015 and another in January of this... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Supreme Court Gives Prisoner Rare Second Chance To Fight Alabama's Death Sentencing Schemepenalty based on finding two aggravating factors that were not clearly found by
Supreme Court Gives Prisoner Rare Second Chance To Fight Alabama's Death Sentencing Scheme
The Huffington Post / Posted 11 hours ago
penalty based on finding two aggravating factors that were not clearly found by the jury," the defendant advocacy group Equal Justice Initiative said in a statement Monday. (An "aggravating factor," in this context, is a finding that would allow... Read more
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KERA North Texas
In Memphis, A Divide Over How To Remember A Massacre — 150 Years Laterup a private marker that summarized what unfolded on the day of the massacre.
In Memphis, A Divide Over How To Remember A Massacre — 150 Years Later
KERA North Texas / Posted yesterday
up a private marker that summarized what unfolded on the day of the massacre. Bryan Stevenson, founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., says there's a growing choir of voices demanding a reconsidered history of the... Read more
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SMU Daily Campus
SMU’s Common Reading launch: Bryan Stevenson’s ‘Just Mercy’one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.” Stevenson was
SMU’s Common Reading launch: Bryan Stevenson’s ‘Just Mercy’
SMU Daily Campus / Posted yesterday
one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.” Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama court re-affirms sentence for death row inmate who claims intellectual disabilityAlabama Criminal Court of Appeals to take another look at Lane's sentence and h
Alabama court re-affirms sentence for death row inmate who claims intellectual disability
Al.com / Posted 4 days ago
Alabama Criminal Court of Appeals to take another look at Lane's sentence and his claims of intellectual disability. The Equal Justice Initiative, which represents Lane, had not responded to a request for comment prior to publication of this... Read more
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The Post-Standard
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist caps 2016-17 Rosamond Gifford Lecture Seriesand "Midwives." April 12, 2017. Anthony Doerr, who has also written "About Gra
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist caps 2016-17 Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series
The Post-Standard / Posted 4 days ago
and "Midwives." April 12, 2017. Anthony Doerr, who has also written "About Grace," "Memory Wall" and "Four Seasons in Rome." May 2, 2017. Bryan Stevenson, author of "Just Mercy" and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Events to commemorate 150th anniversary of Memphis Massacrep.m.: Memphis Bar Foundation luncheon at The Peabody. Featured speaker is Bryan
Events to commemorate 150th anniversary of Memphis Massacre
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
p.m.: Memphis Bar Foundation luncheon at The Peabody. Featured speaker is Bryan Stevenson, director of the Equal Justice Initiative. Tickets for the luncheon are $75. Proceeds benefit the bar association's summer law internship... Read more
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Pasadena Weekly
Keeping the Faithpriest” with nonprofits, among them Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the Southern
Keeping the Faith
Pasadena Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
priest” with nonprofits, among them Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the NAACP and the Equal Justice Initiative, which seeks to abolish the death penalty. At the same time, while All Saints will continue to be... Read more
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Boston Globe
A rundown on Boston-area college commencementsMatt Damon, actor and founder of cleanwater.org June 5, West College Lawn, 10
A rundown on Boston-area college commencements
Boston Globe / Posted 5 days ago
Matt Damon, actor and founder of cleanwater.org June 5, West College Lawn, 10 a.m. Speaker: Bryan Stevenson, founder of Equal Justice Initiative; (journalist Elizabeth Kolbert as baccalaureate speaker) Honorary degrees: Stevenson, Kolbert;... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Mumford and Sons shares why they met with Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts– Equality NC, an LGBT rights group; Time Out Youth, which creates a safe place
Mumford and Sons shares why they met with Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 9 days ago
– Equality NC, an LGBT rights group; Time Out Youth, which creates a safe place for young LGBT people in Charlotte; and the Equal Justice Initiative, a civil rights campaigning group based in Alabama. Other entertainers have canceled their North... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Mumford & Sons Donate Proceeds from North Carolina Show to CharityTime Out Youth, which creates a safe place for young LGBT people in Charlotte (
Mumford & Sons Donate Proceeds from North Carolina Show to Charity
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 10 days ago
Time Out Youth, which creates a safe place for young LGBT people in Charlotte (http://www.timeoutyouth.org) and the Equal Justice Initiative, a civil rights campaigning group based in Alabama (http://www.eji.org). Thanks also go to Grayson... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Mumford & Sons Donate Proceeds from North Carolina Show to CharityTime Out Youth, which creates a safe place for young LGBT people in Charlotte (
Mumford & Sons Donate Proceeds from North Carolina Show to Charity
Stamford Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Time Out Youth, which creates a safe place for young LGBT people in Charlotte (http://www.timeoutyouth.org) and the Equal Justice Initiative, a civil rights campaigning group based in Alabama (http://www.eji.org). Thanks also go to Grayson... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Mumford & Sons Donate Proceeds from North Carolina Show to CharityTime Out Youth, which creates a safe place for young LGBT people in Charlotte (
Mumford & Sons Donate Proceeds from North Carolina Show to Charity
Connecticut Post / Posted 10 days ago
Time Out Youth, which creates a safe place for young LGBT people in Charlotte (http://www.timeoutyouth.org) and the Equal Justice Initiative, a civil rights campaigning group based in Alabama (http://www.eji.org). Thanks also go to Grayson... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Mumford & Sons Donate Proceeds from North Carolina Show to CharityTime Out Youth, which creates a safe place for young LGBT people in Charlotte (
Mumford & Sons Donate Proceeds from North Carolina Show to Charity
Darien News-Review / Posted 10 days ago
Time Out Youth, which creates a safe place for young LGBT people in Charlotte (http://www.timeoutyouth.org) and the Equal Justice Initiative, a civil rights campaigning group based in Alabama (http://www.eji.org). Thanks also go to Grayson... Read more
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Al.com
Is Alabama death row inmate competent to be executed? Judge to decideone week. Those filings appeared in online court records Thursday evening. Mad
Is Alabama death row inmate competent to be executed? Judge to decide
Al.com / Posted 10 days ago
one week. Those filings appeared in online court records Thursday evening. Madison is represented by attorneys with the Equal Justice Initiative. In a brief filed on his behalf, they argue that executing Madison would violate his constitutional... Read more
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Slate
What the Lesson Should Have Been from the Whole Foods Prisoner Goat Cheese Controversyaware of the connection between poverty and prison. As Bryan Stevenson, the fou
What the Lesson Should Have Been from the Whole Foods Prisoner Goat Cheese Controversy
Slate / Posted 12 days ago
aware of the connection between poverty and prison. As Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, has said, too often the opposite of poverty is not wealth—it is justice. A 2015 investigation by... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Tennessee student apologizes for rainbow noose projectwhere thousands of blacks were lynched in a dozen states including Tennessee be
Tennessee student apologizes for rainbow noose project
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
where thousands of blacks were lynched in a dozen states including Tennessee between 1877 and 1950, according to a 2015 Equal Justice Initiative report. High-profile police killings of unarmed black men in the last two years have triggered... Read more
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The Chronicle
Attorney Bryan Stevenson's 'Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption' chosen for Class of 2020 summer readingAttorney Bryan Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative and is a professo
Attorney Bryan Stevenson's 'Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption' chosen for Class of 2020 summer reading
The Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
Attorney Bryan Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative and is a professor of clinical law at New York University. His memoir was chosen as the summer reading book for the Class of 2020. A year after a graphic memoir dealing with sexual... Read more
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iol.co.za
Rainbow-coloured nooses found at Tennessee campuswhere thousands of blacks were lynched in a dozen states including Tennessee be
Rainbow-coloured nooses found at Tennessee campus
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
where thousands of blacks were lynched in a dozen states including Tennessee between 1877 and 1950, according to a 2015 Equal Justice Initiative report. High-profile police killings of unarmed black men in the last two years have triggered... Read more
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Duke University
‘Just Mercy’ Chosen for Duke Summer Readingspecial printing of the book will be mailed this summer to members of the Duke
‘Just Mercy’ Chosen for Duke Summer Reading
Duke University / Posted 14 days ago
special printing of the book will be mailed this summer to members of the Duke Class of 2020. Stevenson -- founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, MacArthur Fellow and NYU Law professor -- has been invited to campus during Orientation Week to... Read more
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Daily Mail
Rainbow-colored nooses removed from tree on Tennessee campuswhere thousands of blacks were lynched in a dozen states including Tennessee be
Rainbow-colored nooses removed from tree on Tennessee campus
Daily Mail / Posted 14 days ago
where thousands of blacks were lynched in a dozen states including Tennessee between 1877 and 1950, according to a 2015 Equal Justice Initiative report. High-profile police killings of unarmed black men in the last two years have triggered... Read more
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Reuters
Rainbow-colored nooses removed from tree on Tennessee campuswhere thousands of blacks were lynched in a dozen states including Tennessee be
Rainbow-colored nooses removed from tree on Tennessee campus
Reuters / Posted 14 days ago
where thousands of blacks were lynched in a dozen states including Tennessee between 1877 and 1950, according to a 2015 Equal Justice Initiative report. High-profile police killings of unarmed black men in the last two years have triggered... Read more
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Raw Story
Rainbow-colored nooses taken down from Tennessee campuswhere thousands of blacks were lynched in a dozen states including Tennessee be
Rainbow-colored nooses taken down from Tennessee campus
Raw Story / Posted 14 days ago
where thousands of blacks were lynched in a dozen states including Tennessee between 1877 and 1950, according to a 2015 Equal Justice Initiative report. High-profile police killings of unarmed black men in the last two years have triggered... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Legislature Passes Ed Johnson Resolution; Group To Remember Lynching Victim At Walnut Street Bridge Gatheringthe recordings of Ida B. Wells-Barnett in ARedRecord(1895); numerous authors an
Legislature Passes Ed Johnson Resolution; Group To Remember Lynching Victim At Walnut Street Bridge Gathering
The Chattanoogan / Posted 17 days ago
the recordings of Ida B. Wells-Barnett in ARedRecord(1895); numerous authors and social-scientists; and most recently the Equal Justice Initiative, who in their report LynchinginAmerica:ConfrontingtheLegacyofRacialTerror (2015), estimate that... Read more
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Raw Story
Supreme Court considers taking case of disabled veteran serving life in jail for growing potUS supreme court, and is being represented by Bryan Stevenson, executive direct
Supreme Court considers taking case of disabled veteran serving life in jail for growing pot
Raw Story / Posted 18 days ago
US supreme court, and is being represented by Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Montgomery-based advocacy group Equal Justice Initiative. In addition, the Pennsylvania legislature on Wednesday sent a bill legalizing medical marijuana to... Read more
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Al.com
The three best things about my three years in Montgomeryname but a few: The Federal Defenders for the Middle District of Alabama, the A
The three best things about my three years in Montgomery
Al.com / Posted 18 days ago
name but a few: The Federal Defenders for the Middle District of Alabama, the Alabama Post-Conviction Relief Project, the Equal Justice Initiative, Alabama Arise, Project Hope, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Ordinary People Society, and... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Supreme court considers taking case of veteran given life in jail for growing potUS supreme court, and is being represented by Bryan Stevenson, executive direct
Supreme court considers taking case of veteran given life in jail for growing pot
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 18 days ago
US supreme court, and is being represented by Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Montgomery-based advocacy group Equal Justice Initiative. Last September, Roy Moore, the chief justice of Alabama, said sentencing laws needed to be changed... Read more
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Al.com
Should a 76-old serve life for marijuana? Supreme Court considers review of Alabama man's sentencewill take on the case could be announced next week. Brooker is represented by
Should a 76-old serve life for marijuana? Supreme Court considers review of Alabama man's sentence
Al.com / Posted 18 days ago
will take on the case could be announced next week. Brooker is represented by Bryan Stevenson of the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative. The Alabama Attorney General's Office is opposing Brooker's request. Brooker, 76, of Cottonwood,... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Texas Has Several Underrated Music Scenes Nestled In Its Smaller Citiesincluding Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright, novelist Jessica Knoll
Texas Has Several Underrated Music Scenes Nestled In Its Smaller Cities
KERA North Texas / Posted 19 days ago
including Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright, novelist Jessica Knoll and Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, will present talks or participate in panels throughout the day, according to a press release. There... Read more
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Al.com
5 teen murderers seeking parole after historic Supreme Court rulingdistrict attorney to have been the prosecutor on the original case among those
5 teen murderers seeking parole after historic Supreme Court ruling
Al.com / Posted 20 days ago
district attorney to have been the prosecutor on the original case among those five. Attorneys for the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative, which had originally represented Evan Miller in getting automatic life without parole sentencing... Read more
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NBC News
Maryland ACLU Fights For Juveniles Facing Life Without ParoleCourt promise young people, is all our clients ask," said Kumar of the ACLU. A
Maryland ACLU Fights For Juveniles Facing Life Without Parole
NBC News / Posted 22 days ago
Court promise young people, is all our clients ask," said Kumar of the ACLU. Advocacy and opposition Groups such as the Equal Justice Initiative, Justice Roundtable, and the Campaign for Fair Sentencing are among those advocating for youth... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Students hear from wrongly convicted, death row inmatepeople before something happens to you, enjoy what you have,” said Hinton, who
Students hear from wrongly convicted, death row inmate
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 26 days ago
people before something happens to you, enjoy what you have,” said Hinton, who was released last year with help from the Equal Justice Initiative. Now, Hinton spends many of his days speaking about his ordeal. On Thursday, he met with students... Read more
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Al.com
May execution date set for convicted Mobile cop killerbeing held on death row at Holman Correctional Facility at Atmore where the exe
May execution date set for convicted Mobile cop killer
Al.com / Posted 1 months ago
being held on death row at Holman Correctional Facility at Atmore where the executions take place. An attorney with the Equal Justice Initiative representing Madison had not responded to a request for comment prior to publication of this... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Gov. Bentley tours Tutwiler prisonTutwiler prison, but says the rest of the system needs to follow suit. Bryan S
Gov. Bentley tours Tutwiler prison
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 1 months ago
Tutwiler prison, but says the rest of the system needs to follow suit. Bryan Stevenson is the Executive Director for the Equal Justice Initiative, which led the fight to make changes at Tutwiler after numerous inmates reported abuse, assaults and... Read more
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