Feds: "Supreme Court Shouldn't Decide Seale Case"

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Federal prosecutors say the U.S. Supreme Court should not decide a statute of limitations question in the case of a reputed Ku Klux Klansman convicted of a 1964 crime.

James Ford Seale was convicted in 2007 of abducting two black men who authorities said were killed after being beaten and thrown Mississippi River backwater.

The conviction was thrown out by a panel of three 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges. The full 5th Circuit overturned the panel's decision in a tie vote.

Seale's attorneys asked June 12 for the Supreme Court to decide or the appeals court to hear the case with an odd number of judges to prevent a tie.

Prosecutors opposed both requests in documents filed Friday in the 5th Circuit.

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  • by james Location: ms on Jun 20, 2009 at 06:13 AM
    you people from up north should look at your own backyard before you talk of mississippi. there is a lot more racial problems up there than here. at least we work on the problem. anonymous needs to be checked for mental problems. there is a lopt of good in mississippi.
  • by MIMI on Jun 19, 2009 at 11:01 PM
    They should let this man alone,he done a good thing for the state of Mississippi.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 19, 2009 at 04:06 PM
    somebody has to make these hillbillys pay! shouldve nuked mississippi after the civil war. too bad they did not have them yet!
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