Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Supreme Court to hear Wood v Allen today (11-4-09): Atkins related case--inadequate MR defense

1:59 CST UPDATE If you read this post earlier today, I just added an ABA link to various briefs in the Wood v Allen case (click here).  A tip-of-the-hat to Kevin Foley for alerting me to this information.

will hear arguments today in an Alabama capital punishment (Wood v Allen) case involving Atkins issues. The Wood challenge is based on the argument that his defense counsel failed to investigation and develop evidence for the penalty phase of his trial based on evidence of mental retardation.  A preview of the SCOTUS argument can be found at the ACSblog.

Will provide updates as I can.

The ACLU filed an Amicus Brief in Wood v Allen (click here to view)

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