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appeal
used in In Cold Blood

17 uses
  • Two months later, Avery also denied the clemency appeals of York and Latham, who were hanged on June 22, 1965.
    4 — The Corner (93% in)
  • From the same article he had memorized other appealing statements: "Cozumel is a hold-out against social, economic, and political pressure.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (17% in)
  • Having reached this conclusion, he had proceeded to woo Perry, flatter him-pretend, for example, that he believed all the buried-treasure stuff and shared his beachcomber yearnings and seaport longings, none of which appealed to Dick, who wanted "a regular life," with a business of his own, a house, a horse to ride, a new car, and "plenty of blond chicken.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (73% in)
  • Then, too, the severity of Dick's "wake-up" speech, the belligerence with which he proclaimed his theretofore concealed opinion of Perry's dreams and hopes-all this, perversity being what it is, appealed to Perry, hurt and shocked him but charmed him, almost revived his former faith in the tough, the "totally masculine," the pragmatic, the decisive Dick he'd once allowed to boss him.
    2 — Persons Unknown (60% in)
  • His drowsiness instantly vanished when he heard, "Officers investigating the tragic slaying of four members of the Herbert W. Clutter family have appealed to the public for any information which might aid in solving this baffling crime.
    3 — Answer (0% in)
  • Hickock's attorney was also angry; once more he traveled to Lamed State Hospital, where he appealed for the unpaid services of a psychiatrist willing to go to Garden City and interview the defendants.
    4 — The Corner (19% in)
  • The authors, as part of an appeals process, had examined four men convicted of seemingly unmotivated murders.
    4 — The Corner (52% in)
  • Harrison Smith, though he too appealed to the jurors' presumed Christianity, took as his main theme the evils of capital punishment: "It is a relic of human barbarism.
    4 — The Corner (57% in)
  • Friday, May 13, the first date set for the execution of Smith and Hickock, passed harmlessly, the Kansas Supreme Court having granted them a stay pending the outcome of appeals for a new trial filed by their lawyers.
    4 — The Corner (72% in)
  • This last proposition was the one Shultz pedaled hardest; it is relevant, therefore, to reproduce an opinion of it written by three Federal judges as the result of a subsequent appeal to the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit: "We think, however, that those viewing the situation in retrospect have lost sight of the problems which confronted Attorneys Smith and Fleming when they undertook the defense of these petitioners.
    4 — The Corner (85% in)
  • This last proposition was the one Shultz pedaled hardest; it is relevant, therefore, to reproduce an opinion of it written by three Federal judges as the result of a subsequent appeal to the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit: "We think, however, that those viewing the situation in retrospect have lost sight of the problems which confronted Attorneys Smith and Fleming when they undertook the defense of these petitioners.
    4 — The Corner (85% in)
  • The majority of the lawyers handling these cases are court-appointed and work without recompense; but more often than not the courts, in order to avoid future appeals based on complaints of inadequate representation, appoint men of first quality who defend with commendable vigor.
    4 — The Corner (86% in)
  • However, even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably, first in the state courts, then through the Federal courts until the ultimate tribunal is reached-the United States Supreme Court.
    4 — The Corner (86% in)
  • But even defeat there does not signify if petitioner's counsel can discover or invent new grounds for appeal; usually they can, and so once more the wheel turns, and turns until, perhaps some years later, the prisoner arrives back at the nation's highest court, probably only to begin again the slow cruel contest.
    4 — The Corner (87% in)
  • Appointed by a Federal judge, and working without compensation (but motivated by a hard-held opinion that the defendants had been the victims of a "nightmarishly unfair trial"), Jenkins and Bingham filed numerous appeals within the framework of the Federal court system, thereby avoiding three execution dates: October 25, 1962, August 8, 1963, and February 18, 1965.
    4 — The Corner (93% in)
  • With these arguments, Jenkins and Bingham succeeded in carrying the case three times to the United States Supreme Court-the Big Boy, as many litigating prisoners refer to it-but on each occasion the Court, which never comments on its decisions in such instances, denied the appeals by refusing to grant the writs of certiorari that would have entitled the appellants to a full hearing before the Court.
    4 — The Corner (93% in)
  • Subsequently, a clemency appeal was presented to the newly elected Governor of Kansas, William Avery; but Avery, a rich farmer sensitive to public opinion, refused to intervene-a decision he felt to be in the "best interest of the people of Kansas."
    4 — The Corner (93% in)

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