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Mar 01, 2021

Capital Case Roundup — Death Penalty Court Decisions the Week of February 222021

NEWS (2/​25/​21) — Alabama: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has denied habeas relief for Alabama death-row pris­on­er Charles Clark, who the tri­al court had sen­tenced to death based upon a non-unan­i­mous jury sen­tenc­ing vote. Clark had argued that the tri­al court improp­er­ly ordered that he be shack­led dur­ing the tri­al, with­out an ade­quate jus­ti­fi­ca­tion and with­out plac­ing the rea­sons for shack­ling him on the record. His tri­al coun­sel had waived the claim by fail­ing to object and Clark argued that this fail­ure con­sti­tut­ed inef­fec­tive assis­tance of…