In November, veteran Supreme Court advocate Roy Englert Jr. got an unexpected call that has propelled him into the middle of one of the highest-profile Supreme Court death penalty cases in years. The call was from a top official in Kentucky's Justice & Public Safety Cabinet, asking Englert if he'd argue on behalf of Kentucky in the lethal-injection case Baze v. Rees. It was a surprise because Englert, a top business lawyer at Robbins Russell, has never argued an Eighth Amendment death penalty case.
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