A Quick Correction on State v. Adnan Syed
By Steve Klepper
You may have seen a piece in the New York Times that quoted me on the State v. Adnan Syed case. The quotations, which the reporter read back to me on the phone, were correct. But a paraphrase that preceded those direct quotations conveys an incorrect impression of what I was saying. That paraphrase has now been repeated many times on Twitter and attributed to me as a direct quote.
Because the New York Times article identified me as the editor-in-chief of the Maryland Appellate Blog, I have spoken with the editorial board, which has agreed to allow me to post my letter to the reporter. A link to the letter is here.