Ron Castille

Justices hear claim of judicial bias in death-row case

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)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from a Pennsylvania death-row inmate over when a judge must step aside from a case.

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