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North America Innovative Lawyers 2017: Rule of Law and Access to Justice - Law firms and legal service providers

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Originality8
Leadership9
Impact8
Total innovation score25
CommentLitigators successfully convinced a Floridian court that the application of the intellectual disability exemption to capital punishment was unconstitutional and inconsistent with its accepted diagnostic criteria. Lawyers had Ted Herring’s sentence commuted to life imprisonment.