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.

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