Those skeptical about the efficacy of habeas corpus petitions in the State of Connecticut will be watching the Michael Skakel case carefully. Judge Thomas Bishop just granted the writ, a rare enough event, finding that the trial performance of Skakel's lawyer, Mickey Sherman, was deficient as a matter of law.
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Opinion: Skakel Decision A Referendum On The Writ
The Connecticut Law Tribune
October 24, 2013