A blog of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section

By ADAM LIPTAK
Published: October 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — Cory R. Maples, a death row inmate in Alabama, had what turned out to be the bad fortune to be represented by one of the most prominent law firms in the nation. The Supreme Court heard arguments in his case on Tuesday, and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. described where matters stood.
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“Mr. Maples has lost his right to appeal through no fault of his own,” Justice Alito said, “through a series of very unusual and unfortunate circumstances.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/05/us/an-appeal-gone-astray-catches-the-supreme-courts-attention.html

The Free Student Research Center is now OPEN. It will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9AM to 3PM. The Free Student Research Center is available for use by attorneys who are current members of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section and who are court-appointed to the case for which they seek research (either state or CJA!).

The Free Student Research Center is located in the Jack Myers Memorial Lounge on the Third Floor of the CJC. You may make a research request in person or via the Criminal Justice Section website at http://www.philadelphiabar.org/page/CJResearch

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