Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Amicus Breif for Keith Lamar's Appeal

Legal documents relating to Keith's upcoming appeal are now available.

Amicus brief written by Staughton Lynd, more accessible language, makes the argument that Keith ought to have access to broader discovery.

Other legal breifs.  Filed by Keith's defence attorneys, dealing with much more technical issues in more inaccessible legal language. Principal. Second. Third.

    Among the death penalty cases coming out of the 1993 uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, the case of Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur) is the most advanced.  It is in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Keith's attorneys have filed their briefs. The State has one more brief to file by July 8, 2013.  A panel of three judges will hear oral argument.  It will probably be a number of months before oral argument is scheduled.  Keith will not be present at the oral argument.  There are a number of issues that could lead to a decision either favorable or unfavorable to Keith and there is a range of possibilities as to what the court might order.