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November 02, 2009


Harry MacLean

The Court's decision is really a road block to resolving the two dozen other similar cases. Prosecutors may now hesitate to go forward, thinking they should wait until the Court ultimately rules on the statute of limitation issue. Or prosecutors may go forward and obtain convictions, only to have them overturned, resulting in a waste of time and resources. Witnesses in these cases, as well as the Klansmen themselves, are dying off. Limited cold case resources should be used to the best possible advantage.
Harry MacLean, author, "The Past Is Never Dead, The Trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's Struggle for Redemption."

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