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Hey Biglaw – A Reprisal

by Carolyn Elefant on June 13, 2006 · 0 comments

in Articles, Big Law/Small Law, Criminal Law, Practice & Policy

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Yesterday brought two Supreme Court decisions granting last minute relief to two death row prisoners.  And equally important, at least one of the cases brought vindication to solo practitioners who handle death row appeals.  Clarence Hill, defendant in Hill v. McDonough (holding that a defendant can bring a Section 1983 challenge to lethal injection even after exhausting constitutional appeals in this criminal case) was represented by Todd Doss, a solo arguing for the first time at the Court.  (Stephen Kissinger, a federal public defender represented the defendant in House v. Bell).  So biglaw, what do you have to say about the quality of criminal defense before the Court now?

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