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Re: “The midweek line: Death Row, Romney, abortion, German, UAMS

Plainjim, it is my understanding that the public defenders are not required to withdraw at all. To the contrary, I believe they have worked with private attorneys on other cases where, as in Howard's, a state trial appeared possible. I think that if what you say is correct, they would have stated such a requirement as the reason for their request to withdraw, but the didn't. So what's up? They've made a big deal out of this by taking it repeatedly to court.

Posted by mara.leveritt.5 on 10/11/2012 at 3:13 PM

Re: “The rising cost of the daily newspaper

Thanks, Durango. I have two friends who are both still paying just $16 a month. What gives? How do the rest of us get in on that deal?

Posted by mara.leveritt.5 on 09/29/2012 at 10:52 AM

Re: “UPDATE II: Echols blasts Baldwin in new book

An irony here is that Jason, at 16, risked his life for Damien before their trial in 1994. Facing a paucity of evidence, prosecutors offered Jason an out--a way to avoid the death sentence that they were seeking. They told him that, instead of death, they would ask the jury to sentence Jason to a relatively short term in prison. All he had to do in return was throw Damien under the bus, so to speak, by testifying that he had seen Damien kill the boys. Jason refused . He said he would not lie. Had he accepted, he'd have left prison long ago and Damien would have faced even bigger hurdles in his efforts to win a new trial. Is it any wonder that, nearly two decades later, Jason was still reluctant to lie--especially with a new trial and possible exoneration almost in sight? His stance in both instances are a credit to him, as was his practically coerced acceptance of the Alford plea. The state's offers in both are a shame.

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