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aethelferth writes: Reuters reports that a complaint was filed against a Texas judge who let a man be executed rather than keep the court clerk's office open for 20 minutes past closing time to allow an appeal to be filed on the basis of the Supreme Court's decision that day to consider the constitutionality of lethal injection. The reason that the appeal was late coming in? The attorneys had a computer failure. The nature of the failure was not described. So, if you ever find yourself on death row, you may be betting your life on your attorneys' IT infrastructure. How many attorneys who use something other than MS-Windows and x86 hardware?
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