An Appeal Is Not A “Do-Over”

Today’s post is prompted by a news story out of Indiana in which a man convicted of murder tried, and failed, to get his 73-year sentence reduced on the basis that errors were made in his trial. In denying relief the judge noted a particular characteristic of appeals generally, and one that in my experience many folks don’t really understand, so I thought I’d take a moment to address that today: The legal reality that …

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