Supreme Court Grants Stay of Executions – Defendants argue Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Lethal Drug Choice

April 7, 2011

For the second time this week the U.S. Supreme Court has stayed an imminent execution by lethal injection. According to an article in the ABA Journal, both men claim ineffective assistance of counsel prevented them from arguing their innocence. Ineffective assistance of counsel at trial and on direct appeal violates the Sixth Amendment right to…

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