For Hogan Lovells, long-running pro bono fight to spare killer's life continues

, The American Lawyer


In the predawn hours of Oct. 23, a team of Hogan Lovells attorneys gathered in the firm's Washington, D.C., office to await the outcome of their latest push to stave off the execution of convicted mass murderer John Errol Ferguson. With Ferguson set to die by lethal injection in the bowels of a Florida prison at 6 p.m., the lawyers had prepared a dizzying array of filings and appeals that they hoped would spare the life of their longtime pro bono client.

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