Death penalty in Massachusetts

homansbookBC Law Professor Mark Brodin, author of William P. Homans Jr.: A Life in Court, recently participated in “The Death Penalty in Massachusetts: Past, Present and Future in Fact and Fiction,” an event sponsored by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Historical Society. The program offered three perspectives on the death penalty in Massachusetts. Brodin spoke on William P. Homans, Jr.’s successful decades-long campaign against the death penalty in the courts of the Commonwealth. Other speakers were ACLU of Mass. legislative counsel Ann K. Lambert and US District Judge Michael A. Ponsor, author of The Hanging Judge. | View an interview with Brodin discussing lawyer and activist Homans from the Boston College Law School archives (Click on “Link to Full Text” for video).

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