30 November 2003

Death Cases in the Appellate Court:

(1) Grounds of the Skakel appeal. The most effective might be that "the state exceeded the five-year statute of limitations, in effect in the 1970s, for felonies not subject to the death penalty."

(2) Excerpts from a NY opinion overturning a death penalty because the law only allows the State to kill a man if he breaks into a house to steal but not if he breaks into the house to kill.

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