Supreme Court hears arguments in criminal procedure cases

The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two criminal procedure cases. In Ayestas v. Davis [transcript, PDF] the petitioner, Carlos Manuel Ayestas, a Texas death-row inmate, filed a habeas petition for ineffective assistance of counsel. The case challenges 18 USC § 3599(f), which provides that “federal courts in capital […]

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