Monthly Archives: September 2016

Nothing unethical about the affidavit

Here is the core of the affidavit in support of the Motion for Psychiatric Examination: I have been informed that the complainant is emotionally unstable with a tendency to seek out older men and to engage in fantasizing. I have … Continue reading

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What happened that night and what happened in court

The offense took place on May 10, 1975 in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. The victim, Kathy Shelton, was 12 years old. The defendant was Thomas Alfred Taylor. He was 41 at the time of the offense; he turned 42 not … Continue reading

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Another little correction

In the procedural history, I inadvertently left the words “she has” out of the affidavit in support of the motion for psychiatric evaluation.  This has now been corrected.

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Correction re Taylor procedural history

About an hour ago, I corrected a date in the procedural history.  The Motion for Psychiatric Examination was denied on July 29, 1975.  My apologies.

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Taylor procedural history

Working from the microfilmed court papers and the microfilmed docket entries, I put together a procedural history of the case: https://chaseplace.wordpress.com/proceduralhistory/ I included the name of the victim (Kathy Shelton) because she recently went public. (I do not doubt that … Continue reading

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Arkansas v. Taylor — docket entries

The 1975 case of State of Arkansas v. Thomas Alfred Taylor has attracted a great deal of attention — Hillary Clinton was defense counsel.  The court papers are online: http://tinyurl.com/TaylorPapers Because claims have been made that those papers do not … Continue reading

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