Thursday, September 04, 2008

The wheels of justice turn slowly

A death row inmate in Texas (where else?) is seeking a new trial on the unusual grounds that the judge and the prosecutor were having an affair during his trial. A hearing has been scheduled for September 12--two days after the inmate is scheduled to die.

"In a letter sent today to the Texas governor, 22 former judges and prosecutors, including the former chief judge of the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeal and the former attorneys general of Maryland and Tennessee, called the setting of Hood's hearing date 'inexplicable." They've also asked the governor to issue a stay.

Thanks to ABC News.

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