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Prof. Paul Lombardo featured in Associated Press article on the use of sterlizations in plea deals

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Paul LombardoPaul Lombardo, Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law, was quoted in a recent Associated Press article, “Tennessee sterilizations in plea deals for women evoke dark time in America,” on prosecutors asking women to agree to sterilization as a condition of their plea deals:

“The history of sterilization in this country is that it is applied to the most despised people – criminals and the people we’re most afraid of, the mentally ill – and the one thing that that these two groups usually share is that they are the most poor. That is what we’ve done in the past, and that’s a good reason not to do it now,” said Paul Lombardo, a law professor and historian who teaches at Georgia State University.

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