No New Trial for Federal Inmate Who Couldn’t Prove Lawyer’s Racism Affected Trial - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 13, 2018
A federal court has denied an inmate’s request for a new trial in his murder case because he was unable to show that racism by his appointed lawyer affected the trial, the ABA Journal reports. Though numerous people including his own daughters testified that attorney Donald Ames behaved in a racist fashion towards African-Americans, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in its opinion that the court was bound by precedent stemming from a case involving the same lawyer.