A trial court erred when it failed to engage in an independent inquiry to determine if a defendant was entitled to court-appointed counsel, a Maryland appellate court has ruled.
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Do prisoners sentenced under state law have the right to federally-appointed and funded legal counsel to pursue clemency actions under the Terrorist Death Penalty Enhancement Act of 2005? U.S. Supreme Court. Harbison v. Bell, No. 07-8521. Certiorari granted June 23, 2008. Ruling below: 503 F.3d 566 (6th Cir. 2007).Read More »