Alan leaps at the opportunity to present an appeal to the Supreme Court in the case of a mentally challenged man sentenced to death for the sexual assault of a young girl.



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Clarence Bell (credit only)
Whitney Rome (credit only)
Dana Strickland
Attorney William Connolly
Attorney Audrey Patterson


Alan leaps at the opportunity to present an appeal to the Supreme Court in the case of a mentally challenged man sentenced to death for the sexual assault of a young girl.

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22 April 2008 (USA)  »

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11 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is episode is a not just a mess, but it's unbelievably disrespectful, and bears not the slightest semblance to what would go on during arguments in front of the Supreme Court. If you doubt that you can go to iTunes and search Justice Antonin Scalia and you'll find a 0.95 c-span interview with the Justice where he goes into great detail about how a hearing works and what he will and won't put up with from attorney's. And based on that I think it's safe to say that Spader's character would have found his butt in the hallway very quickly. Mr. Kelly seems to think he's making Mr. Shore Goes to Washington here. This was so blatantly biased that I had to turn the sound off during Shores disrespectfully argument. He has nine Justices of the Supreme Court letting Mr. Shore run the hearing. But watching Spader's character complain about political bias on the court and then only go after Justices's he felt were conservative was the same kind of political bias he claims to be against. Apparently the bad Supreme Court Justice is one appointed by a conservative. I really don't mind politically needling in story but this show has by the fourth season completely lost it. The only supposed conservative character who voices conservative viewpoints, is demented. I guess that's just a coincidence

  • RIGHT! It's really sad to watch another show ruined because the

ideology of the writer/producer has to be allowed to take center stage. On this show Mr. Kelly gives Spader's character 5 and even 7 minute monologue's to voice Mr. Kelly's (and much of Hollywood's) politics. Perry Mason ran for nine season and could have gone longer because they stuck to real crime stories; and avoided the soapbox. If your a liberal your probably love this episode. But to me; I think Mr. Kelly should be embarrassed. I would have given it one star but the secondary story line was interesting; but couldn't offset the other mess.

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