Policy

De Novo Review in Capital Cases Resolution (2012)

Short Name: De Novo Review in Capital Cases Resolution
Year Adopted: 2012
Meeting Where Adopted: Annual
Policy Number: 2012 AM 107D
Subjects: Death Penalty, Affective Assistance of Counsel

Resolution Text:

RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges Congress to amend 28 U.S.C. ยง2254(d) to require a federal district court to review de novo, based on the record made in the federal court, claims of ineffective assistance of counsel by petitioners under sentence of death.

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