Lawyer to Discuss Case

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The former attorney for condemned inmate Michael Taylor will discuss legal problems in a case that has challenged Missouri's lethal injection protocol. John Simon, Taylor's former attorney for ten years, will speak at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Cronan's parish hall (1202 Boyle) in St. Louis. The group, Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty, says it is disappointed that an appeals court ruled this week not to review the case. The court's three-judge panel ruled in June that Missouri's execution procedure is not cruel and unusual punishment. The group says Taylor's case goes beyond lethal injection, and is riddled with problems that often plague capital cases, such as racism and ineffective counsel. Taylor's current attorney plans to seek review from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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