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The U.S. Supreme Court said yesterday it will not hear the case of William Kuenzel, an Alabama death row inmate who has been represented pro bono since 2003 by David Kochman, an associate at Reed Smith (NYLJ, May 3). Kochman, along with his co-counsel Jeffrey Glen and Rene Hertzog of Anderson, Kill & Olick, filed a petition for writ of certiorari on behalf of Kuenzel in January, asking the high court to more clearly define the standard it set for "actual innocence" claims in Schlup v. Delo, 513 U.S. 298 (1995). The court grants full review to only 1 percent of applications it receives per term. It denied Kuenzel’s cert petition without explanation, as is customary.

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