During his sentencing for murder in 1997, the jury was told that because Duane Buck was black, he posed a "future dangerousness." He was given the death penalty.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds an August roundtable meeting with the Republican Leadership Initiative in his offices at Trump Tower in New York. Dr. Ben Carson is seated next to Trump at center.
A plan to rename George Mason University's law school for late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (center) has been tweaked after the first name that was chosen sparked jokes on social media. Scalia is seen here with his fellow justices in 2009.
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The Supreme Court of the United states ruled Monday that the total population as defined by the Census Bureau should be used when counting people for political purposes.
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President Obama introduces Merrick Garland as his Supreme Court nominee Wednesday at the White House. Garland, 63, is currently chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama look at a portrait of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after paying their respects in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
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