Faculty Post: Civil Rights & Restorative Justice

As of this writing, the Alabama Legislature is poised to adopt a measure that would illustrate perfectly the measures that states can take to address even remote miscarriages of justice. On February 12, the legislature’s Judiciary Committee approved a bill to allow the Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole to grant posthumous pardons, paving the way to pardon the famous Scottsboro defendants, who were charged with capital rape in 1931 and who are now all deceased. Alabama joins a number of other states excavating and redressing past racial harms…Continue Reading

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