Garza v. Idaho (U.S. Supreme Court)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has long urged that “[t]he need for forceful advocacy does not come to an abrupt halt as the legal proceeding moves from the trial to appellate stage.” Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75, 85 (1988). This case concerns one of the clearest instances in which a client has been abandoned by his...
Williams v. Louisiana (U.S. Supreme Court)
Corey Williams was wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder as an intellectually disabled 16-year old child, and spent 20 years in Louisiana prison for a crime that he did not commit. We represented Mr. Williams in a petition for certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court and obtained his immediate release from prison through a settlement with the State of Louisiana.
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...