Virginia Sloan is President and Founder of The Constitution Project, and serves on its Board of Directors. Ms. Sloan previously served as Executive Director of the Task Force on Gender, Race and Ethnic Bias of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and, for 14 years, was a counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. She was a law clerk to a federal judge and a Deputy Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles.
Ms. Sloan is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Southern Center for Human Rights, the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, and Measures for Justice, and the Honorary Board of the Washington Council of Lawyers. She is also a member of the American Law Institute. She served as a Council member of the ABA’s Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section, and is now a special counsel, serving as the Section’s Constitutional Rights Division Director and Chair of its Death Penalty Due Process Review Project.
Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews Misty Thomas, the director of the Death Penalty Due Process Review Project, and Virginia Sloan, Chair of the project’s Steering Committee at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting. They discuss how the project emerged from the ABA’s 1997 resolution promoting a suspension of executions and current death penalty issues.
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