“A Mediocre Criminal, but an Unmatched Jailhouse Lawyer”

In the New York Times, Adam Liptak has a Sidebar column on the remarkable story of Shon Hopwood. I have particular reasons to find the story compelling, as I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Shon on briefs and I was clerking the Term that the Supreme Court decided Fellers. But it’s a really cool story either way: Sometimes a second chance makes all the difference.