Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Supreme Court Sides With Florida Inmate on Ineffective Assistance

On Nov 30, the Supreme Court issued a powerful unsigned "per curiam" opinion agreeing that the ineffective assistance of counsel for Florida death row inmate George Porter Jr. prejudiced the sentence he received after his murder trial in 1988. The Florida Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit had previously rejected his ineffective assistance claim. The case is Porter v. McCollum and it is available here,

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