Another case in 1993 that he was successful with was a lawsuit by death row inmates seeking to prohibit prison interference with inmates’ right of access to courts and right to counsel. The case, Mann v. Reynolds, was decided on in the 10th Circuit of Appeals in 1995.
The attorney said the injunction held off all executions for about 18 months during the litigation.
“I thought it was an important issue that needed to be settled before any executions went forward,” he said.
The list of accomplishments and awards Salem has received for his work is long, but it’s an indication of his passion and dedication he has sustained throughout his career.
He has battled the majority and triumphed for the minority, making it easy to see why the Oklahoma Bar Association would select him as a courageous lawyer for the second time.
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