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    Mon, 19 Dec 2011 10:11:30

    Phil Spector Taking Case to Supreme Court - He is in prison for murder

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    • Phil Spector - LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Helen Mirren accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie award for 'Phil Spector' onstage during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Phil Spector - LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Helen Mirren, winner of the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie award for 'Phil Spector,' poses in the press room during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Phil Spector - LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Helen Mirren, winner of the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie award for 'Phil Spector,' poses in the press room during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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    New developments in the Phil Spector case have arisen…again.

    The Associated Press reports that a lawyer for imprisoned music producer Phil Spector (known for creating "The Wall of Sound") is asking the US Supreme Court to review his murder conviction, arguing his constitutional rights were violated by the trial judge. Spector is currently serving 19 years in prison.

    Attorney Dennis Riordan contends that Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler became a witness for the prosecution by offering his opinion on an expert's testimony.

    The same arguments were made to state appellate justices, who refused to consider them because of a belated filing. They upheld Spector's second-degree murder conviction in the death of actress Lana Clarkson. The California Supreme Court declined to review the case.

    What do you think of this latest development in the Phil Spector case?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    12.19.11



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