Timothy Foster v. Bruce Chatman — A Case Study of Justice
A conversation with Stephen B. Bright, President and Senior Counsel, Southern Center for Human Rights - as interviewed by Max Blau of Atlanta Magazine.
Followed by a panel discussion with the SCHR team that won the case, including Patrick Mulvaney, Katie Chamblee, and Kristin Samuels.
In Foster v. Chatman, longstanding human rights attorney Stephen Bright and his team at the Southern Center for Human Rights litigated on behalf of Tim Foster, a Georgia prisoner. Foster claimed that racial discrimination by the prosecution during jury selection - which used peremptory strikes to remove every African-American from the jury pool - unlawfully subjected him to an unconstitutional trial and the death penalty. The Supreme Court held oral argument last year, conducted by Stephen and recently issued an opinion in Foster's favor.
Max Blau, a renowned local journalist and investigative reporter, will interview Stephen about this case, his winning argument before the Supreme Court, and how it fits into his legendary career. Stephen will then be joined by his co-counsel at the Southern Center and the investigator who found the “arsenal of smoking guns” revealing blatant racial discrimination to talk about how they built the case. The discussion will include small and big picture observations about finding and pressing facts in an adverse legal environment, as well as harrowing stories and reactions from stakeholders in the case.
Foster v. Chatman: A Case Study of Justice
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
State Bar of Georgia
104 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Hosted by Adam Sparks, Secretary of the Executive Committee
American Constitution Society - Georgia Lawyer Chapter.
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