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Criminal Practice – Death Sentence Overturned for Racist Remarks (access required)

Bennett v. Stirling (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-170-16, 19 pp.) (Wilkinson, J.) No. 16-3, Nov. 21, 2016; USDC at Charleston, S.C. (Gergel, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: The 4th Circuit affirms a grant of habeas relief overturning a death sentence imposed on an African-American man convicted of murder, because the sentencing proceeding before an all-white South Carolina jury ...

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