Death Penalty

Filed - January 24, 2018

Lacaze v. Louisiana (U.S. Supreme Court)


The MacArthur Justice Center filed a petition for a writ of certiorari on behalf of Louisiana death-row inmate Rogers Lacaze, challenging his conviction based on serious issues of juror misconduct and judicial bias.  Our brief laid out the split among the circuit courts and state courts of highest resort on these issues and urged the U.S. Supreme Court to grant review of Mr. Lacaze’s case.

Case Developments

  • 28 State Criminal Defense Associations File Amicus Brief — 

    The Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (LACDL) and criminal defense associations from 27 other states filed an amicus brief in support of Mr. Lacaze.

    April 17, 2017
  • National Jury Project Submits Amicus Brief — 
    April 17, 2017
  • Ethics Bureau at Yale — 
    April 17, 2017