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Justices dismiss La. case over trial delays

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court dismissed an appeal Monday from a Louisiana man who claimed that most of a seven-year delay between his arrest and murder trial was the result of a breakdown in the state's system for paying defense lawyers in death penalty cases. The court's conservative justices prevailed in a 5-4 vote to say they should never have taken the case of Jonathan...

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