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McCoy v. Louisiana (Decision May 14, 2018)

The Sixth Amendment ensures that the client runs the show.

Robert McCoy will get a retrial in a case that awarded him the death penalty. Why? Because McCoy’s lawyer overruled his choice to plead innocent. The lawyer can’t do that.

Here’s what the decision came down to.

Here is the Supreme Court’s opinion.

McCoy v. Louisiana (Decision May 14, 2018)

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Mariam Morshedi

Mariam Morshedi

Mariam Morshedi is the Founder and Executive Director of Subscript Law. Before starting Subscript Law, she practiced civil rights law for AARP Foundation, where she litigated housing, consumer and disability rights issues.

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