Criminal Procedure keyed to Israel
Mickens v. Taylor
Petitioner was convicted and sentenced to death for premeditated murder during or following the commission of an attempted forcible sodomy. Mickens later filed a habeas petition, alleging he was denied his Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel because his lead attorney had represented the victim on criminal charges at the time of the murder. Saunders, Mickens’ attorney, never disclosed his representation to Mickens, his co-counsel, or to the court. Mickens brought appeal and the appellate court found he had not demonstrated adverse impact.
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