U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips rejected a move by lawyers for the state to return Bruce Lisker to prison because he was freed on a legal point that no longer exists in appellate law. To wit, that he didn't actually do the crime. That appeal, which Lisker successfully pursued before Judge Phillips last year, was recently struck down as a valid cause to appeal after a certain amount of time had passed. But Phillips ruled Friday that the state AG's lawyers had failed to appeal her ruling last year, so they could not now reopen the case against Lisker.
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