When lawyers for International Justice Mission first encountered a Kenyan inmate named Peter in late 2009, he had been languishing in prison without bail for 12 months on charges of robbery with violence—an offense punishable by death.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. - the state's first elected woman to serve in the Senate - will deliver the fourth annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30 at the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, Saint John's University, Collegeville.
Henry Henderson is Program Director of the NRDC's Midwest Office. Shannon Fisk is the lead litigation attorney in the Midwest Office regarding coal power plants. This talk was recorded on April 22, 2010 and was sponsored by the Environmental Law Society.
Our nation has undeniably made great progress toward fulfilling the promise of equal opportunity and equal justice. But our remarkable achievements are milestones along the path rather than the culmination of our journey. Discrimination and bigotry persist in blatant forms - burned crosses, burned churches, hate-fueled assaults - and in subtle, yet equally devastating, forms.&n