Lawyers Must Challenge Racist Symbols in Courthouse Spaces
Elizabeth Hambourger and Ian Mance argue that Confederate monuments, when located feet from the front door of county courthouses, such as the one at the Tyrrell County Courthouse in Columbia, North Carolina, introduce the risk that impermissible factors such as implicit bias, conscious prejudice, and sympathy for white supremacy will harm clients’ rights.
Key Question Before State Supreme Court: Will NC tolerate race discrimination in jury selection?
Next week, on Oct. 6, the Supreme Court of North Carolina will hear arguments in a case that presents another opportunity for progress toward a more racially equitable legal system. The case, State v. Clegg, gives the court a chance to end North Carolina’s inexcusable status as the only state in the South whose appellate courts have never found race discrimination against a juror of color.
NC Supreme Court Rules For NCAJ-Supported Plaintiff In Deminski v. State Board of Education