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Supreme Court confronts case of death row inmate whose lawyers quit his case

The Washington Post, 30 September 2011
Publié le : 30 septembre 2011
 Robert Barnes 

Cory R. Maples was not surprised the day he heard that a court had rejected his challenge to his death sentence. Down here, they're pretty serious about it, he said in a phone call from Alabama's death row.

But the other news left him in a state of shock: the two lawyers from the prestigious New York law firm who had agreed to represent him had quit, quite some time before, without so much as a goodbye.

A clerk attempted to notify the lawyers of the court's action, but the letters were returned unopened; Maples discovered that he had missed the deadline for appealing to the next level.

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