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Criminal Practice – PCR – Constitutional – Due Process – State’s Closing (access required)

In his closing argument at petitioner’s murder trial, an assistant solicitor told the jury that his job was to present the truth while defense attorneys’ jobs were to manipulate the truth and confuse jurors. Defense counsel’s objections missed the mark, as did the trial court’s curative instructions. These events deprived petitioner of a fair trial. We ...

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