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More than 13 years ago, I wrote an article about defending a death penalty case. “Defending the Death Penalty Case: What Makes Death Different?” 42 Mercer L. Rev. (Winter 1991). The article was part description, part exhortation to my brothee and sister defense counsel to work hard for their clients. Then, late in 2004, the U.S. Supreme Court relied in part on that same article to deny relief to a death row inmate whose defense attorney had conceded his guilt at trial without his permisssion...

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