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Hofstra Law Review

Authors

Robin M. Maher

Abstract

The article discusses the reported efforts to improve state capital punishment counsel systems through the use of the American Bar Association's (ABA's) "Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases" which have apparently been adopted by every active death penalty jurisdiction in the U.S. as of March 2014. America's criminal justice system and ineffective assistance of counsel claims in the U.S. are mentioned, along with various state supreme courts.

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