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In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille stands outside the new Philadelphia Family Court building in Philadelphia. The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, from a Pennsylvania death-row inmate over when a judge must step aside from a case. Inmate Terrance “Terry” Williams says then-Chief Justice Castille of Pennsylvania Supreme Court should not have taken part in Williams’ case. Castille signed off on Williams’ death penalty prosecution while serving as Philadelphia’s district attorney in the 1980s. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille stands outside the new Philadelphia Family Court building in Philadelphia. The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, from a Pennsylvania death-row inmate over when a judge must step aside from a case. Inmate Terrance “Terry” Williams says then-Chief Justice Castille of Pennsylvania Supreme Court should not have taken part in Williams’ case. Castille signed off on Williams’ death penalty prosecution while serving as Philadelphia’s district attorney in the 1980s. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Justices hear judicial-bias claim in death-row case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday appeared likely to rule that a Philadelphia district attorney-turned-state high court judge should not have taken part in the case of a prison inmate whose death-penalty prosecution he had personally approved nearly 30 years earlier. The justices indicated that inmate Terrance "Terry" Williams should get a new hearing in ...

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