Last updated on: 11/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Roger Clegg, JD Biography

Title:
President and General Counsel at the Center for Equal Opportunity
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“No one seriously believes that Timothy McVeigh is being put to death because he is a white male. He is being executed because he is a cold-blooded killer, with the reasonable hope that his death will advance the safety and security of the rest of us, whatever our skin color. The same is true for the other cold-blooded killers being put to death.”

“The Color of Death: Does the Death Penalty Discriminate?,” National Review Online, June 11, 2001

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity
  • Contributing Editor, National Review Online
  • Vice President and General Counsel, National Legal Center for the Public Interest, 1993-1997
  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, United States Department of Justice (USDOJ), 1991-1993
  • Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, USDOJ, 1987-1991
  • Assistant to the Solicitor General, USDOJ, 1985-1987
  • Associate Deputy Attorney General, USDOJ, 1984-1985
  • Acting Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, USDOJ, 1984
Education:
  • JD, Yale University Law School, 1981
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does a Person's Race Affect the Likelihood of Receiving the Death Penalty?
  2. Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?