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Obama Statement on the Genarlow Wilson Decision

October 26, 2007

"The cause of justice was served in Georgia today when its Supreme Court found the outrageous sentence of Genarlow Wilson unconstitutional. Today is a day to celebrate a young man's freedom, but also to rededicate ourselves to the task of correcting the glaring inequities in our criminal justice system that led to his ordeal. This is a task I will commit my Department of Justice to when I am President of the United States."

Barack Obama, Obama Statement on the Genarlow Wilson Decision Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/291264

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