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MS inmates seeking to reinstate post conviction lawsuit

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JACKSON, MS (AP)  Fifteen death row inmates have asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to reinstate their lawsuit that challenges how the state provides legal help for post-conviction claims.

The brief was filed Monday with the court.

Back in July, the Supreme Court declined to stop executions while it considered the appeal.

A Hinds County judge dismissed the case on May 14.

The original lawsuit included 16 inmates.

One of the plaintiffs was Gerald James Holland, who was executed May 20.

None of the remaining 15 inmates has had an execution date set through Monday.

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