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Amicus Brief in Spirko v. Bradshaw (U.S. Supreme Court, Merits Stage)
Former Prosecutors and Judges arguing that misleading disclosures cannot satisfy a prosecutor's obligation to disclose favorable information and asserting that due process prohibits prosecutors from presenting a theory of the case for which evidence they possess and do not disclose contradicts or undermines that theory.
Amicus Brief in Spirko v. Bradshaw (U.S. Supreme Court, Merits Stage)
Former Prosecutors and Judges arguing that misleading disclosures cannot satisfy a prosecutor's obligation to disclose favorable information and asserting that due process prohibits prosecutors from presenting a theory of the case for which evidence they possess and do not disclose contradicts or undermines that theory.
Amicus Brief in Roper v. Simmons (U.S. Supreme Court, Merits Stage)
Arguing that there is some age below which a juvenile's crimes can never be constitutionally punished by death, that contemporary standards of decency decry the execution of a person who were younger than 18 at the time of the crime, and that bedrock principles of capital jurisprudence also require a categorical exemption for juveniles under 18.
Amicus Brief in Roper v. Simmons (U.S. Supreme Court, Merits Stage)
Arguing that there is some age below which a juvenile's crimes can never be constitutionally punished by death, that contemporary standards of decency decry the execution of a person who were younger than 18 at the time of the crime, and that bedrock principles of capital jurisprudence also require a categorical exemption for juveniles under 18.
Amicus Brief in Banks v. Cockrell (U.S. Supreme Court, Merits Stage)
Federal and State Government Officials arguing that the petitioner's death sentence be set aside because the prosecution’s use of perjured testimony in this case was prejudicial and thus denied petitioner due process and defense counsel’s ineffective performance during the penalty phase also was prejudicial, thereby depriving petitioner of his Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance.
Amicus Brief in Banks v. Cockrell (U.S. Supreme Court, Merits Stage)
Federal and State Government Officials arguing that the petitioner's death sentence be set aside because the prosecution’s use of perjured testimony in this case was prejudicial and thus denied petitioner due process and defense counsel’s ineffective performance during the penalty phase also was prejudicial, thereby depriving petitioner of his Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance.
Amicus Brief in Wiggins v. Smith (U.S. Supreme Court, Cert. Stage)
Arguing that the Court of Appeals of Maryland unreasonably applied Supreme Court precedent from Strickland v. Washington to the facts in this case, counsel's performance was deficient under Strickland by failing to conduct a sufficient investigation into potential mitigating evidence, and Wiggins case was prejudiced by the failure to investigate and introduce the mitigating evidence.
Amicus Brief in Wiggins v. Smith (U.S. Supreme Court, Cert. Stage)
Arguing that the Court of Appeals of Maryland unreasonably applied Supreme Court precedent from Strickland v. Washington to the facts in this case, counsel's performance was deficient under Strickland by failing to conduct a sufficient investigation into potential mitigating evidence, and Wiggins case was prejudiced by the failure to investigate and introduce the mitigating evidence.
Amicus Brief in Banks v. Cockrell (U.S. Supreme Court, Cert. Stage)
Former Judges, Prosecutors, and other Public Officials arguing that unfairness in capital prosecutions undermines public confidence in the capital punishment system, discloure of exculpatory or impeachment evidence is essential to ensure fundamental fairness in capital cases, and the integrity of the capital sentencing process depends on adequate representation at each stage of the proceedings.
Amicus Brief in Banks v. Cockrell (U.S. Supreme Court, Cert. Stage)
Former Judges, Prosecutors, and other Public Officials arguing that unfairness in capital prosecutions undermines public confidence in the capital punishment system, discloure of exculpatory or impeachment evidence is essential to ensure fundamental fairness in capital cases, and the integrity of the capital sentencing process depends on adequate representation at each stage of the proceedings.
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