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  •  The "sleeping lawyer" was in the article. (0+ / 0-)

    Did you read the article?

    •  I did not make the connection, I admit (1+ / 0-)
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      Grizzard's article didn't list the name, and I missed it when rescanning the article early.

      That said, I'm still not sure it proves very much. The very fact that this could be argued convincingly enough to ensure the conviction was overturned indicates something is, at the least, questionable about the judicial procedure that led to it in the first place. That prosecutors were not able to prove their argument indicates a flaw (admittedly more likely with the system as opposed to the people) that does little to assure me of the infallibility of the death penalty sentencing process. But I do apologize, sincerely, for not making the connection and failing to see the relevance.

      •  sean, it proves there is at least two perspectives (0+ / 0-)

        on the case and gives readers a broader picture and can be helpful for a fuller understanding of any given issue.

        Often, in such debates, that is good enough.

        No problem.

        •  It's a valid correction (0+ / 0-)

          It just doesn't, IMO, engender faith in the criminal justice system's ability to make the decision to end a person's life. But I readily admit that isn't the original point either you or Grizzard were attempting to make, and I likely wouldn't have made it unbidden.

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