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Oral history interview with Stephen B. Bright [electronic resource], 2009.

Creator: Bright, Stephen B., 1948-
Project: Rule of law oral history project
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Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

President and Senior Counsel, Southern Center for Human Rights.

Scope and Contents

Born 1947, Boyle County, Kentucky; education: B.A., University of Kentucky, 1971; J.D., University of Kentucky, 1975; career: legal services attorney, Appalachian Research and Defense Fund, 1975-1976; trial attorney, Washington, D.C. Public Defender Service, 1976-1979; executive director, District of Columbia Law Students in Court Program, 1979-1982; director, Southern Center for Human Rights, 1982-2005; president and senior counsel, Southern Center for Human Rights, 2005-present; United States Supreme Court: Snyder v. Louisiana (2008), Amadeo v. Zant (1988); 11th Circuit Court of Appeals: Brooks v. Kemp (1985); career focus: capital punishment, capital defense litigation and defense, race discrimination, prisoners' rights; discussions: judicial and district attorney elections, federal death penalty and habeas corpus petitions, 1970s death penalty moratorium, Legal Defense Fund, role of investigative journalists, New South vs. Old South.


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