Alabama Death Row Inmate Wins Supreme Court Appeal

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In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled today in favor of an Alabama death row inmate who argued that he had been unfairly denied access to an independent mental health expert. The case involves James McWilliams, who was convicted in 1986 of the rape and murder of a store clerk in Tuscaloosa, Al. Only his death sentence, not his conviction, was being challenged in the high . . .

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