Monday, July 20, 2015

Why Obama is ‘close’ to opposing the death penalty, according to a long-time associate

A long-time associate and mentor to President Obama says the president is "close" to opposing the death penalty but not quite there yet -- and needs to be pushed to do it.

"He's not there yet, but he's close, and needs some help," said Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., a law professor at Harvard University and prominent death penalty opponent who taught the president and First Lady Michelle Obama when both were students there. The legal scholar said he was planning on meeting with his former student next month and would confront him about the issue then.

More:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/16/why-obama-is-close-to-opposing-the-death-penalty-according-to-a-long-time-associate/

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