This paper explains how the standards of practice in the development of mitigating evidence -- a core component of capital defense practice -- evolved from the reinstatement of the U.S. death penalty in the 1970s to the publication of the original edition of the ABA Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases in 1989.
Stetler, Russell and Tabuteau, Aurélie
"The ABA Guidelines: A Historical Perspective,"
Hofstra Law Review: Vol. 43
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarlycommons.law.hofstra.edu/hlr/vol43/iss3/5