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Supreme Court justices sound sympathetic to ‘unique’ challenge by Texas inmate

Texas Solicitor General Scott A. Keller wanted the Supreme Court on Wednesday to consider death-row inmate Duane Edward Buck a dangerous man. So for a gruesomely detailed six pages in … Click to Continue »
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