Published on: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in McCoy v. Louisiana, No. 16-8255. The question presented is likely whether counsel was ineffective for conceding his client's guilt in a capital murder trial over client's objection. The client was convicted and sentenced to death.

For a copy of the Court's order, click here. For a copy of the Louisiana Supreme Court's opinion, go to that court's website and search for State of Louisiana v. Robert Leroy McCoy, No. 2014-KA-1449. And for a brief analysis of this case, visit this page on Scotusblog.  Finally, for a link to helpful cases on ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC) claims, e.g., summaries of all published successful IAC cases post-Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 688 (1984), click here.