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Is Teresa Lewis' Execution About Gender Bias?

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Photo from the Virginia Department of Corrections showing the gurney in which convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad was put to death at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Virginia. Virginia Department of Corrections/Getty Images

Tonight, Teresa Lewis of Virginia is schedule to be executed. She's the first woman to be executed in the state in the last 100 years. And that has been the focus of most media coverage.

Slate legal expert Dahlia Lithwick joins Madeleine to talk about why the Lewis execution is really more about gender bias in death row cases.

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