Alabama

Maurice Possley 10-09-2011

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By the time someone figured out what happened, the deadline to appeal the denial of his post-conviction appeal had passed. So far, the state of Alabama has successfully argued that despite the mail room debacle, Maples should have been aware -- through his local counsel -- that the clock was ticking and that he just blew it.

Courts have struggled for years over the question of who should bear the penalty for a lawyer's mistakes or incompetence and the Maples case represents an extreme example of the problem of imputing the mistakes of a lawyer to the client.

Susan Pace Hamill 4-01-2004

How the Bible, a newspaper article, and simple biblical ethics put a Southern law professor at the cutting edge of a tax reform movement.

Will Campbell 8-01-1977

The personal story of a minister's conversion.

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