Page 1 of 1

NYDEO: Foster v. Chatman — A Case Study of Justice 07/19/16

Posted: July 21st, 2016, 3:15 pm
by Nydia Tisdale

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.

Today’s SCOTUS Sketches, by Art Lien

Please $upport Nydeos via PayPal at Nydia Tisdale.
Nydeo by Nydia Tisdale for
Select 1080p for HD quality viewing.

Stephen B. Bright, attorney, Foster v. Chatman, SCOTUS

Posted: July 21st, 2016, 7:30 pm
by Nydia Tisdale
Stephen B. Bright discusses the case, Foster v. Chatman, that he argued before he Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Nydeo still by Nydia Tisdale.

Southern Center for Human Rights: Foster v. Chatman team

Posted: July 22nd, 2016, 9:30 am
by Nydia Tisdale
Adam Sparks (front), secretary for the executive committee for the Georgia lawyer chapter of the American Constitution Society, thanks the panelists—(left to right) investigator Kristin Samuels, lawyers: Katie Chamblee, Patrick Mulvaney, and Stephen Bright, and Atlanta Magazine reporter Max Blau—for the discussion on winning the SCOTUS case Foster v. Chatman at the State Bar of Georgia on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Nydeo still by Nydia Tisdale.

AJC: This low-paid Atlanta lawyer is one of the best

Posted: April 21st, 2017, 12:36 pm
by Nydia Tisdale
This low-paid Atlanta lawyer is one of the best

Stephen Bright, tireless civil rights advocate, leaving Southern Center

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Bill Rankin
April 20, 2017

For decades, Stephen Bright has worked to provide the quality of legal representation to the powerless and impoverished that only the wealthiest clients could afford. All the while, he has done so on a shoestring, forsaking the riches his profession could bring.