Monday, August 24, 2009
The Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight In Heaven, Take 6: The Final Version Of My Amicus Brief For Benally
I have written five previous posts (here, here, here, here, and here) about the plight of Kerry Dean Benally, the Native American man who was convicted of assaulting a Bureau of Indian Affairs Officer with a deadly weapon and later learned that juror racial bias against Native Americans played a role during jury deliberations. In my last post on the subject, I noted that, as a result of my forthcoming article, Dismissed with Prejudice, I was asked to write an amicus curiae brief in support of Benally's petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court. That brief was submitted on Friday, and you can download a copy by clicking this link:
I would like to thank all of the fine folks at Jenner & Block with whom I worked on preparing the brief, such as Marc Goldman, Elaine Goldenberg, Carrie Apfel, Sarah Maguire. I would also like to thank all of the Evidence professor who agreed to sign on to the brief.