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U.S. Supreme Court sends much-needed message to Alabama about how it treats poor defendants charged with capital crimes

Jan
23

 
OUR VIEW: U.S. Supreme Court sends much-needed message to Alabama about how it treats poor defendants charged with capital crimes
Published: Monday, January 23, 2012, 5:45 AM
 By Birmingham News editorial board  


The U.S. Supreme Court sent the state of Alabama at least two messages last week when justices ruled against the state in the case of Death Row inmate Cory Maples, who missed a deadline to appeal after his lawyers dropped his case without telling him.

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