Bloomberg Law
Nov. 25, 2019, 2:40 PM

‘Serial’ Podcast Subject Syed’s Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

The Supreme Court declined to review the much-anticipated appeal from “Serial” podcast subject Adnan Syed, who maintains his innocence in the case that could have produced a significant decision for how courts across the country review ineffective assistance of counsel claims.

Though the 2014 hit podcast raised questions about Syed’s guilt, his appeal aimed at a more discrete legal issue than the question of whether he killed Baltimore County high school classmate and ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999.

Rather, Syed argued that a Maryland state court ruling against him undermines the Sixth Amendment right to counsel, due to the ...

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