http://www.slate.com/id/2251663/ Slate talks about this case, which was rejected for the SC docket... Whether or not this person is guilty of the crime for which he was tried, this seems deeply disturbing to me, on multiple levels. This is far from the only case in recent memory where there was judicial or prosecutorial misconduct, and too many of them have not been resolved. A judge that violates the trust of the bench, to me, is committing an act of treason. I honestly don't think there's a much more serious abuse of domestic law than that. They shouldn't just be allowed to engage in this level of misconduct, especially in a capital punishment case, without consequences for their behavior. The Slate article also brings up the good point. If these kinds of legitimate legal issues are scuttlebutted because the SC decides not to hear them, admittedly for a variety of reasons ranging from the lack of a clear legal issue to simply lacking time on their docket, then justice is just not being done. Expanding the supreme court doesn't seem like a solution to me; I'm not sure what the right solution is. But to just say, meh, we're not going to talk about it, is not okay.