Robert S. Marx Lecture: Prof. Osagie Obasogie
April 12, 2018 12:10pm
Speaker: Prof. Osagie Obasogie
Professor Osagie Obasogie, Hass Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics, University of California, Berkeley, in the Joint Medical Program and School of Public Health, will present "A Fear of Too Much Justice: Revisiting McCleskey v. Kemp After 30 Years."
About the Lecture: McCleskey v. Kemp is largely known as an important case concerning the death penalty -- both as a substantive matter and in terms of sentencing. But, its impact on Constitutional Law and broader efforts at racial reconciliation have been understated. As we approach the 30 year mark since the Supreme Court decision, this lecture will revisit the case and discuss its reverberating effects on American law and society.