Friday, March 4, 2016

Keith LaMar Writ of Cert to the US Supreme Court

Keith's lawyers have filed the petition for Writ of Certiorari to the US Supreme Court. If granted, Writ of Cert means the US Supreme Court will hear and consider the case. They grant less than 1% of Writs received. It is not much more than a formality.

You can read the writ here:

We expect the US Supreme Court to decide on this matter by March 23rd. After that the State of Ohio will be authorized to set an execution date for Keith. We expect them to add him to the end of the list of people they plan to murder, which is currently a few years long.

During those intervening years we will have the opportunity to file a successor habeus and inadequate assistance of counsel. The former is a last ditch effort to reverse the court's decisions. The latter will replace the court appointed attorneys, who lied to Keith and inexplicably refused to proceed according to his wishes with new counsel, if we can find them. We are looking to build a team of dedicated lawyers who will fight for Keith, and also to raise awareness and pressure on the corrupt judicial system to not allow them to simply railroad Keith again.

Keith's life matters. Exposing and dismantling corruption and hopelessness of what masquerades as a "criminal justice system" in the United States matters.

You can contribute to this fundraiser to help us secure those lawyers, and build that movement.

No comments:

Post a Comment