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Arizona death-row inmate Scott Nordstrom will get a new hearing on his claim that prison officials violated his constitutional right to counsel by reading a letter he wrote to his attorney. Nordstrom has been on death row since 1998 for a 1996 Tucson murder. (Photo courtesy the Arizona Department of Corrections)

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Court revives death-row inmate's complaint that prison read his mail

A federal appeals court Monday ordered a new hearing for an Arizona death-row inmate who said prison officials violated his constitutional right to counsel by reading a letter he sent to his attorney.