The Status of the Death Penalty and Opportunities for Change

April 08, 2021 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

In February 2021, Virginia lawmakers voted to end the death penalty within the Commonwealth. This comes on the heels of the most federal executions overseen by a U.S. president in over a century and the rapid push to execute individuals on federal death row amidst the presidential transition period. Join the Duke Law ACLU for this conversation to make sense of where the death penalty stands today nationwide and ongoing movements to reform or abolish the death penalty. Duke Law ACLU will be joined by North Carolina Capital Defender Robert Sharpe, The Center for Death Penalty Litigation Staff Attorney Mark Pickett, and Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds. For more information please contact Ali Rosenblatt at Sponsored by the Duke Law ACLU. Co-Sponsored Duke Law Innocence Project, National Lawyers Guild, Human Rights Law Society, North Carolina Club and Criminal Law Society. The Zoom link to attend is: