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Supreme Court: Death Row Inmate Should Not Die Due to Mailroom Mix-Up | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

An Alabama death row inmate stymied by a law firm's egregious mail room mix-up will have the opportunity to appeal his death sentence, the Supreme Cou...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Mulls Death Row Inmate's Mailroom Mix-up | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Antonin Scalia became Alabama's best friend on Tuesday morning. During oral argument in the case of death row inmate Cory Maples...

A labama Death Row Inmate Takes Appeal Over Law Firm Error To Supreme Court

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.04.2011 | Crime

WASHINGTON — The tale of returned mail and a missed deadline might seem comical if it did not involve a man trying to stave off execution. Supre...

Mike Sacks

Medicaid, Death Row And Religion Cases Slated For Supreme Court's First Week Back | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

With the bang of a gavel at 10 sharp this morning, the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court will return to the bench to begin oral argumen...

A Technical Death

Andrea Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Lyon

As a defense lawyer I hear all the time about "technicalities" that let the guilty walk free. Well, not so I'd notice. Its technical rules that often allow the state to hold onto a conviction that is improper.