- In 1997, an African-American man named Duane Buck was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in Texas
- Linda Geffin: Supreme Court should grant him a new sentence hearing and address racial bias in the criminal justice system
Linda Geffin was the second chair prosecutor in Duane Buck's case while an assistant district attorney in the Harris County District Attorney's Office. She subsequently held positions as senior assistant county attorney and chief of the Special Prosecutions Unit for Harris County Attorney's Office. The views expressed in this commentary are her own.
(CNN)Duane Buck was sentenced to death in Texas because he is black. I know his case well because I was one of his prosecutors. And as the US Supreme Court considers his appeal this October, I ask the court to remedy this racial bias.