A good performance
Also that having Ted Olson at his elbow didn't hurt.
Never let it be said that I never say nice things about Phill Kline. He seems to have convinced the Court that Kansas goes out of its way to let juries reject the death penalty. I find that proposition bizarre in many ways, but there we are.
Lyden told me:
While it is a bit of a stretch to suggest that Kansas goes out of its way to give jurors a chance not to impose the death penalty, he did seem to convince the Court of that proposition – or at least a majority of the Justices.And that was what he went there to do.
I feel dirty now.