Cassandra Stubbs Represents North Carolina Death Row Inmates

Former Skadden fellow Cassandra Stubbs ('01) was quoted in an article in The New York Times about an order by the North Carolina Supreme Court that death sentences commuted under the state's Racial Justice Act be re-examined ("North Carolina to Review Death Sentences Reduced Over Race," Dec. 18). The act, which was repealed in 2013, allowed death row inmates to seek a change in their sentences to life without parole if they could show that race was "a significant factor" in proceedings. Cassandra, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer involved in some of the cases, said the court's action was "just another small step in this long process of showing what we all know to be true: that race played a role in these cases."