The Execution of Lezmond Mitchell: Disdain for Life and Sovereignty

September 17, 2020 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Join Native Nations Law & Policy Center and Critical Race Studies for
Red Rising: Indigenous Peoples and Political Participation Series:
The Execution of Lezmond Mitchell: Disdain for Life and Sovereignty

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 12:15 pm -1:30 pm
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On August 19, 2020, the federal government executed Lezmond Mitchell, the only American Indian under a federal death penalty sentence, over the objections of the Navajo Nation.   This panel will explore the legal issues surrounding this case, including tribal sovereignty, criminal jurisdiction, and the role of the death penalty within American Indian communities.

Panelists:

Moderated by: Professor Angela R. Riley

Jennifer Denetdale, Professor of American Studies, University of New Mexico

Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law

Addie C. Rolnick, Professor of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Carl Slater, Navajo Nation Council Delegate