A couple of weeks ago, I raised the issue of implicit racial bias in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in Connick v. Thompson.
Recently, I was paging through the April issue of the DC Bar’s Washington Lawyer. There, on page 9, was a full-page ad for the upcoming (June) 36th Annual Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia: “Implicit Bias: Recognizing It and Dismantling It.”
Though it is sobering to realize the continuing potency of race in the administration of justice, it is heartening to see the profession beginning to acknowledge and address the issue.
Kudos to the DC Bar for taking action in this troubling area.