Supreme Court confronts case of death row inmate whose lawyers quit his case
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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"Supreme Court confronts case of death row inmate whose lawyers quit his case", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2011. Consulté le 28/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/supreme-court-confronts-case-of-death-row-inmate-whose-lawyers-quit-his-case