Discussion 19 – Just Mercy, Chapters 11-12, pp. 203-241

In a substantial post of at least two paragraphs, respond to ONE the following prompts:

In Chapter 11, Stevenson says that he usually avoids major press coverage of his cases in progress. Why did he make an exception in Walter McMillians case? Based on your reading, do you think it was a good decision to allow 60 Minutes to do a segment on the case? Support your answer with specifics from the reading.

What details of Marcia Colbeys case (discussed in Chapter 12) interested or shocked you the most? Why do you think preexisting biases of investigators and jurors played such a large role in Colbeys conviction? Does reading about her case make you think differently about women accused of killing their newborn babies? Support your answer with specifics from the reading.