I read about this case in the Sunday Observer Newspaper.
I will trust in the American legal system to dispense a fair verdict.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Six hours is hardly a long time...especially when the defense attorneys were operating under the perfectly reasonable assumption that they had LONGER than 5pm to file the papers and no one had told them otherwise.Originally Posted by RightinNYC
Furthermore, you do not execute someone because his lawyers flubbed some minor procedural detail.
Come on, you're a lawyer and this is the best argument you have? They DIDN'T "take him out back and fry him." They executed him by lethal injection, just like all other Texas death row inmates.Originally Posted by RightinNYC
Irrelevant to the obvious judicial misconduct. If the judge had walked into his cell and shot him point-blank in the head while he was awaiting trial, it wouldn't have changed the outcome. But certainly you would agree she should be punished for that?Originally Posted by RightinNYC
Clearly they did. The normal custom was for the court to remain open late on nights when a prisoner was to be executed. The defense counsel was never told otherwise, and was operating under that assumption. The judge's actions were really no different than closing even EARLIER than the scheduled time.Originally Posted by RightinNYC
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