Percy Foreman: Criminal defense attorney Percy Foreman discusses a possible court order against his client, Nueces County District Judge Cullen Briggs. Harris County District Attorney Frank Briscoe requested a writ of prohibition that would prevent Briggs from issuing stays of execution for Howard Stickney, a convicted murderer. Briggs had already stayed Stickney's execution twice in 1961. While the Court of Criminal Appeals approved the order, barring Briggs from further interference, Stickney received 12 more stays before he was eventually executed via electric chair on May 23, 1962, at the State Penitentiary in Huntsville. Foreman was one of the best known trial lawyers in the United States. He is perhaps best known for defending James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.