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The Daily Record quotes appellate attorney Steve Klepper on his petition to the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Rahul Gupta case
Kramon & Graham appellate attorney Steve Klepper was quoted by the Daily Record in an August 9, 2017 article discussing Rahul Gupta’s murder conviction. Steve is working with a group of criminal defense lawyers who are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to review alleged violations of Mr. Gupta’s constitutional rights. Md. criminal defense group seeks Supreme Court review of murder, (subscription) describes the difficulty the defense team may have in getting the Court’s attention.
"As this court has exercised its discretion to take a shrinking number of cases, petitions (for review) have focused more and more on whether a case is an 'ideal vehicle' to resolve a division of authority," Steve wrote in the defense team’s Petition for Certiorari. "When faced with a division of authority among state supreme courts that warrants review, this court should be more concerned with identifying a sufficient vehicle than with waiting for the elusive ideal vehicle."
The petition is scheduled for consideration by the Supreme Court on September 25, 2017.