Saturday, November 25, 2017
ABA files amicus brief arguing that conceding guilt over client's objection constitutes ineffective assistance of counsel
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a comment on McCoy v. Louisiana, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court in which a Louisiana death row inmate is arguing ineffective assistance of counsel because his lawyer conceded his guilt over the defendant's objection. You can find my comment here. Today, I learned that the ABA has filed an amicus brief in support of the appellant. As I argued in my original comment, I agree with this view. The ABA explained its position in a press release. You can also read the full brief here.