Death Penalty Defense: Cory Maples’ Sullivan & Cromwell Representation vs Sakineh Ashtiani’s Mohammed Mostafaei

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The dichotomy speaks for itself, really, and it’s a lot to ponder.  First, in the national news this week, we have a prominent New York law firm, Sullivan & Cromwell, whose errors may cost Alabama Death Row’s Cory Maples his life.  On the other end of the spectrum, we learn yesterday that Iran’s Sakineh Mohammedi Ashtiani’s death penalty attorney who had been missing for almost a week, Mohammed Mostafaei, is alive and seeking asylum in Turkey after, apparently, advocating too well for his adultery-charged client who faces execution by stoning. 

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