Oral Arguments in the Cory Maye Case Tomorrow

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Tomorrow at 2:30pm ET, the Mississippi Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the Cory Maye case. You’ll be able to stream the arguments live from the court’s website.

To catch you up:

PDF of Maye’s appeal.

My 2006 Reason article on Maye’s story.

Archive of TheAgitator.com posts about Maye.

— Reason.tv documentary on Maye’s case:

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22 Responses to “Oral Arguments in the Cory Maye Case Tomorrow”

  1. #1 |  jet | 

    Bah. Misposted on the live chat thread a request for an open thread to have live discussions during the arguments. Sorry! Though a live chat style thread during the discussions would be sweet!

  2. #2 |  Thomas Paine's Goiter | 

    Good luck team, and I hope Cory hangs in there.

  3. #3 |  claude | 

    Good luck, Corey!

  4. #4 |  Steve Verdon | 

    I can’t stream much at work…so updates would be most appreciated.

  5. #5 |  HTownGuy | 

    Hope he gets some justice, or at least the injustice ends.

  6. #6 |  Lorraine Sumrall | 

    Best wishes to Ben Vernia and Abe Pafford! If anybody deserves a break surely Cory Maye does. Would dearly love to see this case turn around.

  7. #7 |  Court of Appeals Hearing for Cory Maye - Religious Education Forum | 

    […] of Appeals Hearing for Cory Maye The Agitator

  8. #8 |  Lurker | 

    If anybody remembers that topless coffee shop in Main that Radley posted about back in February, it looks like somebody got offended and burned it down.


    Sorry about OT post. I tried to e-mail Radley, but then it asked about my e-mail server and, being mostly computer illiterate, that’s as far as I got.

  9. #9 |  ktc2 | 


    Yeah, it’s those good “Christian” values like murder, arson, vandalism and hate.

    I used to have the Darwin fish on my car but I got tired or replacing it every time it was stolen (at least weekly), so I put on a bumper sticker of the same thing instead. That got the bumper of my car spray painted black.

    Reminds me of Hymn 43 (by Jethro Tull):

    “If Jesus saves — well, He’d better save Himself
    from the gory glory seekers who use His name in death.”

  10. #10 |  emerson | 

    The State is getting pwned in this appeal. At least one judge seems pretty troubled by the case. Go Cory!

  11. #11 |  Bronwyn | 

    Dammit! I’m trying and trying to get the video stream and WMP just won’t cooperate. Is it going well?!?

  12. #12 |  emerson | 

    “How is that a fair trial for Mr. Maye…?” one judge just asked the state’s counsel regarding the venue transfer away from Jefferson Davis County.

  13. #13 |  jet | 

    The State’s attorney seems somewhat incoherent to me. I came into the stream a bit late, so I missed the beginning. When I came in, one of the judge’s was asking the State’s attorney to explain why Wheeler wasn’t pertinent in this case. Her response seemed to indicate that Wheeler didn’t apply because in Wheeler some officers were clearly identified as police, but in Cory’s case he “did or should have” known that the person entering his premises was police.

    She also seems to argue that Steven Hayes is an expert because he’s an expert.

    The defense is preparing to respond to her. Apparently I missed the defense’s initial statements, darn it!

  14. #14 |  emerson | 

    Unfortunately, another judge, if you can tell only by the questions he’s asked, doesn’t seem too enthusiastic about Cory’s arguments. The third judge was mostly silent.

    Overall I’d say it went as well as could be expected for Cory; his lawyers certainly outclassed the state’s.

  15. #15 |  jet | 

    The defense’s response to the State concentrated primarily on Haynes testifying in redirect, through use of hypotheticals from the prosecutor, as to body positions on the part of Cory that might have accounted for certain entrance wounds and trajectories, to which the defense at the time objected and was over ruled. The current defense is arguing that those objections should have been sustained.

    No response to the State’s attorney’s arguments about sufficiency of evidence that I heard.

    There was some talk about the venue changes, but having missed the defense’s arguments, I can’t really comment on how well the two arguments compare.

    Did anyone tune in early enough to hear?

  16. #16 |  ktc2 | 

    This guy is so screwed.

    There will be no justice. Sorry to be the downer guys but our legal system stopped giving a damn about justice long ago.

  17. #17 |  Judi | 

    Wanna help Cory and others? Then sign my petition people! I need your help! The sooner we get the number of signatures needed, I can present this to the AG and Gov. Haley Barbour! Let the voice of a NATION dictate what these people MUST do and NOT what they ‘want’ to do!


    Please pass this link to everyone!

    Thank you! Judi / N.C.

  18. #18 |  Judi | 

    ktc2…last time I checked WE are the Goverment! WE THE PEOPLE!

    There will be no justice until WE do something about it.

    Maybe ‘they’ don’t care but I damn sure do! This is MY freakin’ country, my home and I intend to be heard no matter what it takes!

    If it takes my last breath, Hayne, West and whoever else has screwed the system will be brought to justice so help me GOD!

    And He is!

  19. #19 |  ktc2 | 


    I had a long sarcastic reply typed but frankly you don’t deserve to be treated thusly. Best of luck though I believe your quest is futile as WE haven’t been the government in about 100 years.

    Anyway, before I digress back to sarcasm, good luck.

  20. #20 |  Danno49 | 

    And when the Feds are really needed . . . there is only the sound of crickets.

  21. #21 |  Ben (the other one) | 

    Thanks to everyone for their kind words and best wishes. As one of the attorneys arguing the case, I thought it was a good argument. Now we wait.

  22. #22 |  Federalist Paupers » Blog Archive » Are You Kidding Me? | 

    […] Balko has done such a good job to bring to light, especially those with a racial angle such as the Corey Maye case.¬† What pains me about this¬† is that a lot of people are going to assume that victims of police […]