Mississippi Court of Appeals to Hear Oral Arguments in Cory Maye’s Case

Monday, April 27th, 2009

According to Maye’s lawyers, this is good news, but only in the sense that it would have been really bad news if the court had declined to hear oral arguments. The arguments are scheduled for June 4. You’ll be able to watch a live webcast here.

My October 2006 Reason feature on Maye’s case here. And here’s Reason’s award-winning documentary on Maye’s story:

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6 Responses to “Mississippi Court of Appeals to Hear Oral Arguments in Cory Maye’s Case”

  1. #1 |  Tokin42 | 

    I’m rooting for him and his lawyers. Does anyone know what specifically his attorneys are basing the appeal on?

  2. #2 |  thomasblair | 


    Maye’s appellate brief.

    The state’s answer.

    Maye’s reply.

    I’m unaware of any other, newer briefs, but those should answer your questions.

  3. #3 |  Tokin42 | 

    Thanks Thomas.

    I had completely forgotten that this was another case were Dr. Hayne was involved, hopefully that alone will be enough for the court to order a new trial.

  4. #4 |  Tokin42 | 

    Sorry to double post but I forgot to mention: 1500 pages of new evidence added to the record, that is a hell of a lot of pro bono work.

  5. #5 |  Ben (the other one) | 

    thomasblair– the three briefs already filed on the appeal are the only ones (so far, and we don’t expect any others).

    Tokin42– yes, it is a lot of pro bono work. Attorneys at Covington & Burling have probably contributed several thousand hours of work to Cory’s case since getting involved in February, 2006, not to mention tens of thousands of dollars in expert and travel costs.

    We are all looking forward to oral argument in the case.

  6. #6 |  Sam Boskey | 

    In Montreal Canada recently, a man who shot at police who were breaking into his home in a raid, killing an officer, was acquitted on the grounds of self-defense.