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Carol S. Steiker & Andrew E. Taslitz, Introduction to the Symposium: The Jena Six, the Prosecutorial Conscience and the Dead Hand of History, 44 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 275 (2009).

Abstract: This Symposium seeks to use the Jena Six case as a vehicle for exploring troubling modern problems of racial justice in the American criminal justice system. The purpose of this Introduction is to offer the reader a factual overview of the case, explain its socio-legal significance, outline the Symposium’s goal, and summarize how each of the articles in this Symposium seeks to further that goal.