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NACDL encourages counsel not to abdicate their responsibility to provide effective representation to their clients and to continue to make a full record of work that cannot be achieved during the pandemic. NACDL supports its members and others who adhere to fundamental capital practice standards during this pandemic and refuse to undertake substandard in-person work.
Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner (On Petition for Writ of Certiorari).
Argument: Whether the confrontation clause applies during capital sentencing hearings is unresolved. This Court’s review is necessary to ensure that states may not strategically elude cross-examination of critical evidence.