Preferring White Lives: the Racial Administration of the Death Penalty in Maryland

Michael A. Millemann, University of Maryland School of Law
Gary W. Christopher, Office of the Federal Public Defender, District of Maryland

Document Type Article

Published in University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, v. 5, no. 1, 2005


The authors analyze the racially discriminatory administration of Maryland's death penalty laws, argue that state courts--including Maryland's--should look to their own bills of rights in remedying such discrimination, and offer a remedial theory grounded in Maryland's experience and Declaration of Rights' provisions.